The West Africa Examination Council has described as misleading an alert by think tank, Africa Education Watch about mass leakages in this year’s final year exams for Secondary Schools.
Last Friday, EduWatch claimed the Food and Nutrition examination PAPER III, which was scheduled for 1.30 pm had leaked on social media at 6 am.
According to EduWatch, which earlier this year, made a detailed presentation on mass leakages through a closed telegram and WhatsApp group, it alerted WAEC about the latest development.
Chief Executive, Kofi Asare said EduWatch, together with OXFAM are closely monitoring the exams and have vowed to ensure accountability in the Education Assessment sector.
But WAEC maintains EduWatch misled the public.
Addressing a news conference today, August 23,2021, Head of Ghana Council of WAEC, Mrs Wendy Addy-Lamptey, explained that guidelines for the Food and Nutrition Practical are released early to help schools prepare adequately for the practical examination.
She insisted the paper clearly contains only guidelines and was already in the public domain and questioned the motive behind the action of EduWatch.