2019 WASSCE Candidate dies just when final examinations starts today


CelebritiesBuzz.com.gh was informed last night that a final year student of Dzodze Penyi Senior High School has passed-on this past Thursday.

According to one of his mate who contacted our corespondent in Volta Region, the guy whose name is yet-to-be-known died shortly after a brief illness.

He complained of cough and headache and few days later, he died.

His friends believe there’s something spiritual about his death as the situation surrounding his death is mysterious.

Below are screenshots of the chat:

2019 WASSCE commences; candidates to be verified to curb impersonation

The 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has commenced as WAEC seeks to introduce CCTV camera across all exam centres in Ghana to restrain students from exam malpractice.

According to the council, the measure is to help protect the integrity of the Ghanaian educational system and credibility of certificates issued to students who seek to further their education both in the country and beyond.

“There is, therefore, the need for a collective and collaborative effort by all stakeholders to reduce the exam malpractice. This stakeholder effort is necessary to protect the integrity of our educational systems and credibility of certificates issued by WAEC.”

In a communiqué released by WAEC after a seminar for stakeholders within the sector, the examination body added that the examination board will also introduce the application of modern techniques such as computer-based testing, e-marking software among others to curb examination malpractice.

The council also announced their intentions to review the WAEC Law for unbending punishment for students who engage in examination malpractice in this year’s WASSCE.

According to the Head of the National Office, Mrs Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey, the council has for the first time taken the fingerprint of 2019 WASSCE candidates in order to nip in the bud the growing trend of impersonation.

“In order to nip in the bud the growing trend of impersonation, the registration exercise for the 2019 examination for school candidates, for the first time, will capture fingerprints of candidates. Every candidate for this year’s examination would be biometrically verified,” she said.

Statistics by the WAEC also showed that out of the 315,247 candidates that sat for the examinations in 2018, 2,787 candidates representing 0.88% were caught indulging in examination malpractice a significant decrease from the 13,793 examination malpractice cases reported in 2017.


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