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Parents Express Frustration as WAEC Compels Students to Admit Cheating in 2023 WASSCE



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Angry parents voiced their frustrations on Friday, March 1, 2024, after their children were coerced by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to confess to cheating in the 2023 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The scene unfolded at the premises of Otec FM in Kumasi, where parents gathered to express their concerns.

Parents lamented the lack of supervision during the process, emphasizing that minors should not be allowed to make statements without proper guidance. Despite their objections, the authorities at the Ashanti Regional branch of WAEC remained steadfast, threatening students with a lifetime ban from the examination body if they refused to comply.

Expressing disbelief, parents questioned why students who had passed their subjects under strict invigilation and supervision by WAEC should be held accountable for suspected malpractices. They argued that if any irregularities occurred during the exams, the invigilators and supervisors should bear responsibility for negligence, rather than placing the blame on innocent students.

Over 2,000 students, whose results are currently withheld by WAEC for investigation, were among those affected. These students have been summoned to WAEC offices to address alleged irregularities detected during the examination, with the possibility of their results being cancelled or released based on the investigation’s outcome.

Speaking to Otec News reporter Bismark Appiah Kubi, one parent expressed indignation, labeling the forced admission of malpractices as illegal, particularly considering the students’ ages. Another parent echoed the sentiment, emphasizing that invigilators and security officers present during the exams should have intervened if any malpractices occurred.

In light of these developments, the aggrieved parents appealed to the Education Minister, Honorable Osei Yaw Adutwum, to intervene and safeguard the future of the affected students.

Source: OTEC FM

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