Smuggling of Mobile Phones among top 4 examination Irregularities during WASSCE 2021


EducationGhana, September 15, WASSCE 2021: The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced some top examination malpractices in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Ghana.

The WAEC in a statement issued on September 15, 2021, indicated that a number of examination irregularities have been recorded at some centres. These  irregularities according to WAEC  include;


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  • Inside-examination-hall malpractice as a result of poor supervision and invigilation.


  • Institutionalized examination malpractice i.e. execution of pre-arranged plans to assist candidates to cheat by solving questions and distributing solutions to the candidates


  • Smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls by candidates awaiting solutions from platforms they have made payments to


  • Snapping of question papers at some centres and posting same on various WhatsApp platforms.


The Exams


WAEC said the examination commenced smoothly across the country with a majority of centres administering the papers on time.

Generally, supervisors/invigilators are complying with the rules and regulations regarding the conduct of the examination. Covid-19 protocols are being observed at the centres and candidates are being verified with the use of biometric machines to flush out impersonators.

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