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General News of Tuesday, 29 September 2020


WAEC sued over the use of examiners whose contact numbers leaked on social media

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The Africa Education Watch has sued the West African Examination Council (WAEC) over the use of examiners whose contact details were leaked on social media some months ago to mark examination papers.

The has also filed an injunction at the High Court praying the court to compel WAEC not to use these examiners since their participation will compromise the integrity of the process.

Executive Director of the Education think tank Kofi Asare in a statement said: "As you may have noted, on 17th August 2020, we reported WAEC’s leakage of the contact details of WASSCE examiners on social media; an incident WAEC later confirmed.

However, instead of changing these 1,520 examiners and replacing them with its (WAEC) acclaimed over 20,000 examiners, they went ahead yesterday 28th September 2020 to commence pre-marking formalities with these same examiners whose contacts have been leaked.

We believe It is against International Standards (including WAEC’s) to use examiners whose identity and contact details have been publicly disclosed, as markers in an international examination. This is likely to affect the integrity of Ghana’s pre-tertiary assessment system and the credibility of the WASSCE 2020 Certificate.

We have therefore sued WAEC and further filed an injunction application on notice at an Accra High Court to compel WAEC not to use those examiners in marking. The return date for the hearing is next week Thursday, 8th October 2020."