Brong Ahafo Leads in Examination Fraud in 2014 WASSCE

The Brong Ahafo Region has been ranked the topmost region in examination malpractices for 2014. The region recorded over four thousand cases of examination malpractices. An official of the West African Examinations Council, N.C Johnson speaking at a stakeholders’ dialogue on examinations malpractices noted that 8,051 candidates were involved acts of examination malpractice. Out of this figure the Brong Ahafo region recorded over four thousand cases. The statistics suggest that one out of every five candidate in the region was involved in examination malpractice.

Mr. Johnson noted that the disappointing part of the issue is that parents and teachers who ordinarily should speak against such acts were rather deeply involved in it and were actually encouraging the practice.

Education Minister, Professor Jayne Naana Opoku-Agyemang bemoaned the practice and said such acts go a long way in affecting and undermining the credibility of the certificates awarded to students.

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