WAEC confirmed an attempt to let the first batch of free SHS beneficiaries pass
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is set to embed a QR Code in each question paper of candidates during examinations.
In an interview with the media at the 69thAnnual Council meeting, the council said, this Development and other interventions would make it impossible to duplicate examination questions.
The Chairman of WAEC, Professor Ato Essuman further stated; “We have a new innovation now, that will track the question papers through the QR code.
Whenever anyone tries running copies of a question paper, we will be alerted through our server.”
According to him, each question paper will have a unique code, linked to a candidate’s index number and identification number.
Mr. Essuman believes with this development, they can trace the perpetrators and deal with them.
WAEC has consistently been criticised for the examination malpractices that goes on in its external exams.
2,383 candidates had their exam papers cancelled as a result of an alleged examination malpractices in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
The council also annulled the results for 480 candidates for entering examination halls with mobile phones and withheld those of 380 others for engaging in various forms of examination malpractices.
Some persons reportedly circulated the WASSCE papers on social media ahead of the exams, with many alleging it was an attempt to ensure that the first batch of Free SHS beneficiaries passed.