Let’s ensure incident-free 2022 WASSCE

The 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will begin on Monday, August 1, 2022, and run for four weeks until Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Each year students, especially those who are not prepared for the examination try to cut corners or use other means to get undue advantage to make good grades contrary to the rules guiding the conduct of examination by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Scammers who operate on fake websites lure candidates to access leaked examination question papers, usually referred to as “Appor,” on these websites and on social media to attract the candidates and later exploit them. 

However, WAEC has put measures in place to check these practices and assured that preparations towards the smooth running of the examination were on course.

Fortunately, to avoid delays and for security reasons, WAEC has moved the depots, where examination question papers are stored, closer to the examination centres.

This is a step in the right direction and The Spectator commends the Council for this brilliant initiative as it would help reduce any leakages of examination question papers.  

Indeed, WAEC is making the effort to sensitise candidates to the rules and regulations of conducting the examination through webinar (web – based) seminar on the topic, “Promoting examination ethics in our schools.”

We urge all candidates to comply with the directive from WAEC and for school authorities to also be vigilant during the examination period to avoid any embarrassment as WAEC has hinted that those who engage in examination malpractice will be named and shamed.   

The Spectator adds its voice to that of WAEC urging all stakeholders such as candidates, tutors, invigilators, parents and the public to support WAEC to ensure that this year’s examination is free of the usual malpractices which result in the cancellation of question papers.

You have worked so hard as students and this is the time to justify your inclusion, so do not allow anybody to jeopardise your future by luring you to engage in examination malpractice. You can pass your examination without cheating. Wise up!

We wish all candidates success in the upcoming WASSCE examinations.

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