The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the new dates for writing the Physics and Business Management papers in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The two papers which were supposed to have been written by candidates on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 8:00 am were postponed following the purported claim of leakage on social media.
WAEC in a statement on Friday, September 17, 2021, announced the Physics paper will be written on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 8.30 am, and the Business Management paper will be written on October 7, 2021, at 1 pm.
The conduct of this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examinations has been of keen interest to many – the aspect of exam malpractices especcially.
The council admitted that this year’s examination has been characterized by some “irregularities”.
“A number of irregularities have been recorded at some centers. These include; Inside-examination-Hall malpractice as a result of poor supervision and invigilation. Institutionalized examination malpractice I.e execution of pre-arranged plan to assist candidates to cheat by solving questions and distributing solutions to the candidates.”
Meanwhile, Security operatives of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) have picked up one Godfred Darko alias Mr. Phresh, who is linked to websites purporting to leak question papers in the ongoing WASSCE.
Phresh, described as a rogue website operator, and a kingpin in the Jerusalema rogue WhatsApp group, has been arrested at Kasoa in the Central Region and handed over to the Police.
According to sources at WAEC, the security operatives are on the heels of other members of the Jerusalema rogue platform group.
WAEC’s statement below