A former Director General of the Ghana Education Service Michael Nsowah has said schools that are identified to be involved in examination malpractices are penalized by the service.
Speaking on the Morning Starr with Francis Abban Thursday, Mr. Nsowah said “if it is finally established that there was mas cheating in the school, the schools are penalized.”
According to him, schools such schools are not allowed to write exams on their campuses in order to ensure adequate supervision.
He added that head teachers of cheating schools are also transferred as punishment.
According to the Former GES Director, Teachers who are identified to be involved in the act face the disciplinary committee, and when proven to have masterminded the act of malpractices, are dismissed.
“GES and WAEC are working hard to ensure that this practice is eliminated,” he noted.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld the entire results of candidates from 185 schools on suspicion of malpractices during and after the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to a statement announcing the provisional results of the 2017 WASSCE, the examination body said the results of the candidates have been withheld “pending conclusion of investigations into malpractices detected during and after the examinations.”
“Results of candidates from 31 out of the 185 schools were detected with the Item Differentia profile (IDP) software, which showed cheating in the objective tests,” Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, Head of Public Affairs at WAEC said in a statement.
“The withheld results of candidates will be cancelled if found culpable or released if otherwise,” the statement added.