The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has initiated investigations into a list of examiners making rounds on social media.
The list is said to be a version of an Examiners’ List for the 2020 West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
It is unclear who is behind the publication of the list but WAEC accepts it is yet to be finalized, describing the development as “unfortunate” and “disturbing”.
It has subsequently apologized to all examiners whose contact details were inadvertently published.
“The Council has initiated investigations into this disturbing development and reported the matter to the Cyber Crime Department of the Ghana Police Service,” WAEC said in a statement issued by the Head of Public Affairs, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, on Wednesday, August 19.
It assured the public that there should be no cause for alarm as its processes of ensuring integrity and credibility of the exams have been tried and tested.
“Council wishes to reiterate its commitment to safeguarding the integrity and credibility of its examinations and certificates respectively,” the statement assured.
There have been recent social media leakages of some of the papers in the ongoing WASSCE.
Though WAEC initially denied this, the statement admitted that snapshots of the Mathematics (Core) 2 paper written on Monday were posted on social media platforms.
But it says this happened after the release of the paper from the Council’s strong rooms.
“Council will continue to roll out various measures to deal with these illegal activities in order to ensure fairness to all candidates and maintain the integrity of the examination.”