Randomization of WASSCE questions to begin soon – Adutwum

Source The Ghana Report

Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has revealed that candidates who take part in the annual examination organized by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) may soon be answering a different set of questions for the same subjects.

This is one of the measures aimed at curbing the frequent examination malpractices at every level, Dr. Adutwum stressed.

He added that the government is committed to tackling the challenges facing the education sector.

“More subjects were canceled many years ago about the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). You can check the records in 2014; I don’t want to equate in terms of malpractice. We worked with WAEC to introduce what we call serialization of questions. If you buy any questions, you may not know if the questions are for your region,” he noted while addressing journalists in Accra.

“We are now going on a journey to randomize also WAEC exams. Candidates can sit in the same room as other candidates, but the questions will be randomized. How can you cheat? So this cheating business, we are going to stop it. We as a government are committed to ending cheating; we have begun on a journey that our results and questions are genuine,” the Minister for Education added.

It will be recalled that in the 2023 WASSCE, the results of over 3,500 students were canceled by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over alleged exam misconduct.

The West African Examinations Council, on December 18, released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, blocking the results of 4,878 candidates for failing to return learning support materials supplied to them by their schools.

Additionally, WAEC withheld some subject results of candidates from 235 schools for giving artificial intelligence-generated answers during the 2023 WASSCE.

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