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849 WASSCE STUDENTS TO KNOW THEIR FATE BY CLOSE OF THE WEEK


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Exams committee will meet tomorrow to decide the fate of the 849 students whose results were withheld.

The Principal Public Affairs Officer Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe stated that hopefully the results of the meeting will be known by the close of the week.

She made these comments when on behalf of WAEC she has released the provisional results of 133,679 out of 148,826 candidates who took the May/June 2011 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

She also added that the entire results of all candidates presented by 81 schools have also been withheld.
According to Mrs. Teye-Cudjoe this is to allow them time to conduct investigations into suspected examination malpractices during the exams.

Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe told Adom News that the fate of the 81 schools will be known after results of the investigations conducted are released and the suspects identified.

The disclosure by WAEC has shocked several parents and students who were anxiously awaiting the results of their wards.

Speaking to Adom news Mrs. Agnes Teye Cudjoe blamed both teachers and students for the examination malpractices.

“Some of the reports gathered said some examiners and supervisors played indirect roles in the malpractice,” she added.

 

She revealed that this is the third time WAEC has recorded such high numbers of examination malpractices.

She said some of the students brought mobile phones, tore parts of the examination paper and entered with some other external materials to the exam hall.

Meanwhile, Former Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr. Michael Nsowah described as alarming withholding of results of 81 schools by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on suspicion of exams malpractice.

The former G.E.S boss and educationist has blamed the situation on the attitude of students towards examination where they always try to outwit the system by cheating. He accused students of not studying resulting in inadequate preparation for exams.

He was unhappy about the attitude of students particularly saying that no matter how hard teachers teach, the failure of students to learn will always frustrate their efforts.         

Mr. Nsowah is therefore calling for collaborative efforts of Parents and teachers to help students prepare for all examinations to avoid all forms of examination irregularities to help curb the situation.

President of Ideal College, Mr. Joseph Asibu has accused WAEC of lack of supervision and improper syllabus as a contributory factor to the examination malpractices.

He explained that the some schools lack proper text books and a well defined syllabus to prepare for exams.

Some affected students Adom News spoke to denied allegations that they had involved themselves in any form of malpractices because supervisors were extra strict.

 

 

 

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August 15, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

1 Comment »

  1. i believe this was caused by waec themselves.do they want to say they nolonger trust their supervisors?who are those that keep the questions before the start of the exams?this is to tell u that waec as a body is corrupt.measures should be taken to handle the situation as it has created tension for students.

    Comment by okeibuno david | August 18, 2011 | Reply


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