Sierra Leone: WAEC shut down as Education Ministry closes Script office

Mamos Media

The Deputy Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education (MBSSE), Emily Kadiatu Gogra, has confirmed that five senior officials including the head of WAEC are presently helping the police on the issues of examination malpractice across the country.

According to the Deputy Minister, the raid at the WAEC head office along A.J. Momoh Street, in Freetown was to ascertain the reasons why after the closure of the just concluded private WASSCE exams, about 20 students were caught re-writing the same exams in a private home at Goderich on Thursday 3rd October 2019. She said among the 20 students about nine were in police custody in Lumley helping with the investigations.

The Deputy Minister maintained that the students were caught writing on the same answer sheets that they used to write the exams some weeks ago, disclosing the answer sheets were supposed to be in the custody of WAEC but were caught with student writing on them. She said they met with the senior officials of WAEC together with some personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to ascertain how those answer sheets and question papers that should be in WAEC custody were found in possession of unauthorized persons writing on them.

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