The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says some purported leaked examinations papers in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), particularly Integrated Science 1 & 2 papers is fake.
Senior High candidates are expected to write Integrated Science 1 & 2 on Monday.
A statement by WAEC signed by its Head of Public Relations, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe on Saturday, for the Head of National Office, said the Council’s attention was drawn to the circulation of several fake versions of the papers on social media platforms.
“The Council wishes to allay the fears of all stakeholders especially candidates about the alleged leakage of the Papers. A scrutiny of the images being shared on social media indicates once again, the activities of certain individuals mainly operators of rogue websites and WhatsApp groups aimed at leading candidates astray and discrediting the Council.”
The Council says it is very vigilant and has alerted the BNI, CID and the national security about the threats posed by these groups.
Assuring that the conduct of the 2020 WASSCE would be done smoothly, the Council also urged all candidates to stay focused, continue with their preparation for the examination and comply with the COVID-19 protocols in order to keep safe during the period.
“While appreciating the interest shown in this year’s WASSCE for school candidates, the Council wishes to caution all stakeholders to be circumspect in putting out information on the examinations.”