Eduwatch insists Food and Nutrition paper was leaked

Africa Education Watch has insisted that the Food and Nutrition Paper 3 in last years West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) was leaked.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), had said reports about leakage of the Food and Nutrition Practical paper of the ongoing WASSCE, are false.

Addressing the media on Monday, August 23, 2021, the Head of the Ghana Council of WAEC, Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey, stressed that “the information put out by EduWatch about the alleged leakage… is untrue, misleading and is creating anxiety among the candidates and our public”.

But a statement issued by Eduwatch said “Our attention has been drawn to a statement by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to the effect that there was no leakage in the Food and Nutrition Paper 3 which was written on Friday 20th August 2021 at 1:30 PM.

“For the records, the said paper was posted on a Telegram platform at exactly 11:08 AM on Friday 20th August 2021, about two and half hours to the
commencement of the exam.

“A screenshot of the question is attached (as it appeared on the platform), together with the actual questions that appeared in the examination.”

He added “As recommended in our WASSCE 2020 Report, we call for increased security of WAEC’s question papers from the depots to the Centres, and a digitization of the questions transmission process to minimise, if not remove the human elements involved.

“Eduwatch and partners are monitoring WASSCE 2021 from over 100 schools nationwide to support government’s efforts to improve the credibility and accountability in Ghana’s public pre-tertiary education assessment space.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana