General News of Monday, 18 March 2013
Source: Citi FM
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Ghana Education Service (GES) have decided to install metal detectors at all examination centers during the upcoming West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to stop fraud and cheating.
The Director for Secondary Schools of the GES, Reverend Simon A. Asige, made this known when he addressed the Fifth Speech and Prize Giving-Day and 22nd Anniversary Celebration of Agona Kwanyako Senior High and Technical School on Saturday.
According to him, this will help reduce rampant examination malpractices including students concealing mobile phones and other foreign materials into examination halls that resulted in the cancellation of some examination papers.
Rev. Asige said the GES would ensure that 2013 WASSCE was conducted devoid of cheating and other related issues that could undermine the credibility of the examinations.
“This 2013 WASSCE is historic because this is the first time GES is organizing examinations in the same year for both forms three and four students,” he said.
He added that the measure would also be applied in the November/December Private Examinations and cautioned students to desist from examination malpractices and therefore advised parents and guardians to encourage their wards and children to study hard to enable them to achieve better results.
On the strike action, Rev Asige said everything possible was being done by GES and Government to resolve the impasse between members of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT).