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2018 WASSCE will be leakage free – WAEC assures

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has dismissed fears of examination leakages in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). According to the exams council, it has dealt with all the loopholes that may result in leakage of exam papers.

Head of WAEC, Rev. Samuel Ollenu said they have put in the necessary measures to avert any leakage of exam papers, and believe that so far, the measures have been efficient.

380, 000 students from 915 schools across the country are expected to sit the exam which begins today, April 3, 2018.

There have been worrying incidents of exam leakages in the past which resulted in the cancellation of some papers. For instance, Physics Practical, Integrated Science, Oral English and Social Studies leaked in 2015 and 2016 leading to their cancellation. WAEC has had to fire some of its staff and cancel the results of schools that were found culpable in these instances.

Rev. Ollenu, however, said the consistent challenges of leakages, especially those that occur during the transportation of materials have been blocked. “Usually this foreknowledge issue occurs where they try to open the questions in transit but we have changed the mode of doing that, so it is not possible for them to open it in transit any longer,” he said.

Rev Ollenu encouraged students to be confident because the questions have been set to the right standards and that they should not panic. He said all the materials needed for the exam are ready and are being distributed to the exam centers as and when necessary.

He indicated that all papers will be released to exam centers 45 minutes before the start of the exam and all papers are expected to start at 8:30 AM each morning. Candidates who are late to the examination hall will not be allowed to write the exam.

 

Credit: myjoyonline

April 3, 2018

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