Examination Malpractice Brong Ahafo Leads Exam Cheating League

Brong Ahafo region has picked the most unenviable position whose students are fond of cheating in examinations.

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Brong Ahafo region has picked the most unenviable position in the league of regions whose students are fond of cheating in examinations.

The region has been ranked first out of the ten regions in the country with the highest cases of mass cheating in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2014.

In the Brong Ahafo region alone, about 4,000 students were caught cheating in last year’s Senior High Schools final examinations.

Having a negligible number of five breaking the examination's rules and regulations, the Upper West Region placed last in the scheme of cheaters.

Head of International Examinations Department of the West African Examinations Council, Nii Christian Johnsons described as alarming, the rate of cheating in Ghanaian schools over the past five years.

The Council in 2009 recorded 2,373 cases of malpractice. In 2011 the figure jumped to 4,201, and 2012 recorded 3,439 incidences. Also students caught cheating in 2013 stood at 5,653, while in 2014 the entire country recorded a total of 8,051 of exam malpractices, of which 4,000 came from one region.

According to Nii Johnsons, the situation is worrying because these students were aided in their ignoble act by teachers and police personnel who ironically were supposed to supervise a cheating-free examinations at the centres.

For the way forward, the Council has given approval for the closure of the Obuasi centre for WASSCE private candidates, owing to the persistent mass cheating there over the years.

Source: Myjoyonline

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