WAEC charged to improve security to avoid leakage of exam papers
Mr Raphael Adu Kweku Tufuor, Proprietor of Red socks, a private Basic School in Bawku on Thursday challenged the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to provide adequate security for examinations in the country.
Mr Tufuor said the rate at which examination papers leaked in the country was becoming a threat to the development of education because it stifled proficiency among the human resource base.
Mr Tufuor said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Bawku on Saturday to register his displeasure on the rate at which examination papers were leaked during examination in the country.
He noted that the continuous cancelation of examination papers either in the Basic Schools or the Senior High Schools as a result of examination leakage was a grave threat, hence, the need for the WEAC to be proactive at securing examinations in the country.
He explained that most people take advantage of the menace to cheat others because they have access to the examination papers and when it is annulled by the council innocent candidates suffer for it.
He noted that education was the bedrock for national development and that there was the need to provide the sector with the necessary attention so as to build a strong human resource capacity for the growth of the economy.
Mr Tufuor observed that illiteracy could breed bad social vices, conflicts, poverty, and diseases among others and expressed optimism that if adequate security was given to the conduct of examination in the country, the tendency to promote quality education would be secured and the rate of illiteracy would reduce.
He called on Parents and Teachers to desist from conniving with persons who encourage examination malpractices and enforce the monitoring and supervision of their wards’ education.
He urged prospective candidates to focus on what was being taught in school as well as take their studies seriously and do away with exam malpractices including depending on examination leakages, because such practices would rather cause their down fall.