The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has urged the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to be vigilant and take measures to ensure that questions for this year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) do not leak.
Concerns have been raised over the years over the leakage of papers conducted by the exam body, often resulting in the cancellation of the papers and a re-sit.
But NUGS, in a statement, said: “We take cognisance of previous happenings and the bizarre nature of the pressure that is exerted on innocent candidates of having to write examinations all over again once a paper is cancelled on the premise of examination leakage.
“We believe that it is no fault of a student that such incidents occur, as such should not be punished for it.
“We advise that the examination body, together with security services, should employ better mechanisms to safeguard their question papers so as to prevent the unfortunate instances of exam malpractice or foreknowledge as may be defined by the examiners.”
The union wished WASSCE candidates luck and admonished them to eschew all forms of malpractice during the exam.