WAEC INTRODUCES TECHNOLOGY TO CURB EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

WAEC INTRODUCES TECHNOLOGY TO CURB EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

The 2019 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) begun on Monday, 8th April, 2019.

Final year Senior High School (SHS) students are expected to take part in the exams in various centers across the country.

The examination commenced with Basketry 3 project work.
Per the timetable, the first core paper which is the English Language paper 3 (orals) exam will, however, be written on April 23, 2019.

The 2019 WASSCE will end on June 7, with the Elective Information and Communication Technology.

The exam body – West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will, for the first time, capture the fingerprints of candidates who would be writing the papers as part of measures to curb impersonation.

WAEC has also stated that it has introduced the application of modern techniques such as computer-based testing, e-marking software among others to curb examination malpractice.

The council says it will adopting the use of CCTV cameras in examination centers.
Public Relations Officer of WAEC Agnes Tei Cudjoe speaking to the press revealed that, 346,098 candidates from 987 schools nationwide are expected to write the exams

Source: Koowaa.com/Kwame Baffoe Agyekum

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