Candidates and supervisors to be punished for malpractices - WAEC

"We have cases of candidates bringing mobile phones about 4 or 5 and with those ones, their entire results will be cancelled and others also sent foreign materials to the examination hall"

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Deputy Director, Public Affairs of the West African Examination Council Agnes Teye Cudjoe has revealed that the council is looking into the alleged examination malpractices which caused the council to withhold 6,812 results and the appropriate sanctions given to the culpits.

The fate of the 6,812 candidates who sat for this year's BECE is yet to be determined by the council due to alleged malpractices.

Speaking on Radio Gold,  Agnes Cudjoe said, "It will surprise you to note that most of these examination malpractices were cases that were recorded during the BECE resit.

"We have cases of candidates bringing mobile phones about 4 or 5 and with those ones, their entire results will be cancelled and others also sent foreign materials to the examination hall.

"There were also cases of mass cheating where the examiners recorded collusion in the script of candidates. When the examiners were marking they realized candidates had the same mistakes, responses, answers and those are the ones were are investigating".

Mrs Teye Cudjoe added that after the investigation, "some of the candidates will have their subject results cancelled and where the candidates received external assistance from investigators or supervisors, their entire results will be cancelled".

She emphasised that the "investigators who assisted the malpractices will be reported to the Ghana Education Service for the appropriate sanctions".

5394 malpractices cases were recorded last year where either their entire results or subject results were cancelled.

The Deputy Director also said WAEC has not received any information from the BNI,  regarding investigations into the leakage of the main BECE papers.

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