June 13, 2016

 MP for Dome/Kwabenya, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, has challenged the government and the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to put in stringent measures to curtail the unbridled examination leakages and malpractices that have hit the Ghanaian society over the last couple of years.

According to her, the situation having already dented the image of the country both at home and internationally if not checked could cause further harm with its attendant effects very difficult to address.

The legislator who described the trend as worrying also cautioned school administrators and heads, especially, the private ones, not to allow the triumph for the success of their schools lead them to look for leaked exams papers knowing well that their achievement will not be true reflection of the school.

Such, she argued, will amount to deceiving society.

She also cautioned students not to rely on leaked exams papers which have become the order of the day in the Ghanaian society, stressing that “as children you have to reflect the true picture of your potentials”.

The procurement expert made this observation, Thursday, when she delivered mathematical sets to 3,400 students in over 15 Junior High Schools within her constituency who would be writing the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) last Thursday.

Among the beneficiary school are Dome Cluster of Schools, Taifa Cluster of Schools and St. Dominic Catholic JHS, Taifa.

Hon. Safo commenting further, also advised parents to restrain themselves from going to look for leaked examination papers for their wards but rather build the children up according to their own potentials “so that society can get the best out of them”.