West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Ghana, with the country’s Ministry of education will now start setting multiple versions of the same WAEC examination questions to reduce malpractice.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum said this at a media briefing after touring some selected centres in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Accra yesterday.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the sector Minister said that 10 versions of the same examination paper would be set and that will make it difficult for students to cheat. He said same questions will be set but in different numbers on the question papers of each candidate.
At the centers visited, which include Frafraha Community Senior High School (SHS), West Africa and Kwabenya SHSs among others, Dr. Adutwum said the measures will form part of efforts by the government to ensure the eradication of examination malpractices in Ghana.
According to the minister, some people out of the crave for money set up rogue websites through which they sold fake WAEC questions to unsuspecting students who out of ignorance also patronised such sites for a fee.
“With that and other measures being put in place, it would be difficult for candidates to patronise such sites.” He said.
Dr. Adutwum interacted with some of the candidates before they started their English II examination. He urged the candidates to remain focused and be disciplined during the examination since anyone caught cheating would be prosecuted because it was against the laws of the land.
Dr. Adutwum said candidates should be confident, focused and avoid any action that would affect the sanctity of the examination.