The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has rejected claims that the Food and Nutrition examination paper, which was written last Friday, August 30, 2021, was leaked.
Kofi Asare who is the Executive Director of the African Education Watch (EduWATCH), started on his social media platform that, “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 indicated that it had set up monitoring systems to check the activities of WAEC with the help of OXFAM with regards to ongoing examinations.
It noted that the exercise is aimed at ensuring there is improved accountability in the Education Assessment Sector.
But reacting to the claims, the Head of National Office, WAEC, Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey, described the report by the Eduwatch 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.
The 2021 WASSCE examination which began on Monday, August 16, 2021, saw over 446,000 students registered to take part from various Senior High schools (SHSs) across the country.