Education Minister Visits WASSCE Centres

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has toured some selected West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) centres in Accra where SHS 3 students are writing their final exams.

He said the government is working hard to ensure the eradication of the annual examination malpractice in the system and said the ministry in collaboration with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and other stakeholders are putting in place measures to curb the practice.

He said there is currently the serialisation and digitisation which leads to the setting of ten different versions of the same examination to prevent cheating.

Some of the centres visited are the Frafraha Community Senior High School, West African SHS and the Kwabenya SHS.

The Education Minister recounted how some unscrupulous people set up rogue websites to sell fake WAEC questions to students for profit, and said that with the measures being put in place such practices would cease.

At the Frafraha Community SHS, the minister was able to interact with some candidates before they started their English II examination.

He urged the candidates to remain focused and be disciplined as they continued to write the examination, so they do not breach any rules that will affect the sanctity of the examination.

In a related development, the two Deputy Ministers of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour and Mrs. Gifty Twum Ampofo also visited some selected examination centres in the Eastern Region.

Whereas Rev. Ntim Fordjour visited Mount Sinai SHS, Mamfe Methodist Girls SHS, Mampong Secondary Technical for the Deaf, Mampong Presbyterian SHS and Aburi Girls, Mrs. Gifty Twum went to Saviour SHS, and AME Zion SHS, all at Kukurantumi to monitor the ongoing exams.