The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has refuted reports of the leakage of the Food and Nutrition examination which was written last Friday, August 30, 2021.
The African Education Watch (EduWATCH) through its Director, Kofi Asare, claimed on social media that it had taken steps to bring this to the attention of WAEC.
“We reported to West African Examinations Council (WAEC) at 11:10 AM, and can now confirm it is indeed a genuine leak. The paper is just starting at the Centres”.
EduWATCH further indicated that it has activated its monitoring systems to check WAEC activities during the 2021 WASSCE with the help of OXFAM. According to them, the exercise is aimed at ensuring there is improved accountability in the Education Assessment Sector.
However, reacting to the claim by EduWATCH, The Head of National Office, WAEC, Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey described the report as untrue and misleading.
“Ladies and gentlemen we wish to put out that the information put out by EduWATCH about the alleged leakage of the food and nutrition paper on Friday is untrue. It is misleading and it’s creating anxiety among the candidates and among our public,” she told a news conference Monday.
This year’s examination commenced on Monday, August 16, 2021.
According to WAEC over 446,000 students from various Senior High schools (SHSs) across the country registered to sit for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).