The West African Examination Council has said that none of its question papers for the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination leaked as previously reported.
WAEC, in a statement issued on Monday and made available to our correspondent, claimed that its monitoring and investigation of the examination showed that certain school principals, invigilators and supervisors, as well as candidates, who smuggled mobile phones and other electronic devices into the examination halls, had snapped the question papers after the examination commenced and forwarded same to their collaborators.
The examination body also indicated that the collaborators in turn provided the answers to the questions and sent them to their subscribers via rogue websites, text messages, WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
Arguing that no case of leakage had been established since the current WASSCE began, it said, “Leakage can be said to have occurred when the question papers get into the hands of individuals who are not supposed to have them before the time scheduled on the timetable.”
The council added that during investigation it was discovered that the question papers for past examinations were photo-shopped by fraudsters to scam gullible candidates who patronised their illicit websites and WhatsApp platforms.