Leaked WASSCE Paper: Investigate, take proactive steps to safeguard the image of Ghana’s education – Ablakwa tells Government 

Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablalwa
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablalwa

There were reports of leaked Integrated Science question papers of the ongoing 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which is scheduled to be written on Monday, 3rd August, 2020. Many Ghanaians express disappointment on the examining body thus; West African Examination Council (WAEC) to have leaked the question papers.

The act has made some individuals to questioned the credibility and genuineness of the ongoing 2020 WASSCE since the text items of the Integrated Science were leaked for more than 48 hours to the start of the examination.

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In a statement, the former Deputy Education Minister Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is calling on government to set up an independent investigation into reports of leaked 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) papers.

According to him, many are genuinely and legitimately concerned about the widespread reports of a leaked Integrated Science paper which is casting dark clouds over the credibility of the 2020 WASSCE.

The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency felt surprise on how the Ghana Education Service has handled the issue.

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“Surprisingly, the GES statement I just read makes the claim that the subject being reported to have leaked is General Paper when everyone knows the matter in issue relates to Integrated Science which is scheduled to be written on Monday. Even more worrying is the attempt by the GES statement to create an impression that annual reports of examination leakage is a normal development. There can be nothing normal or acceptable about examination papers leaking.” He explained. 

Mr. Ablakwa added that, the statement issued by the Ghana Education Service in connection with the leaked papers does not therefore address the fundamental issue, neither does it engender the much needed confidence or reassurance.

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“It is imperative that Government commissions an independent investigation into these reports and take more proactive steps to safeguard the image of Ghana’s education and the sanctity of certificates issued.” He proposed. 

Below is a photo of the leaked paper and the press statement from GES. 

 

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