Executive Director of Eduwatch, Kofi Asare

Education Think Tank, Africa Education Watch has called on the Director-General of Ghana Education Service to interdict the headmaster of Duadaso Senior High Technical School, Mr. Peterson Aning and three others for their involvement in the 2021 WASSCE malpractice.

The others implicated are: Assistant Headmaster Academic, Mr. Abdellah Umar, Senior Housemaster, Mr. Emmanuel Peh and Science Tutor, Maxwell Armah.

This call comes against the backdrop of Corruption Watch’s report which uncovered a grand scheme of examination malpractices in the 2021 WASSCE.

It uncovered school authorities allegedly:

  1. Colluding with invigilators to supervise grand cheating by candidates.
  2. Admitting and awarding continuous assessment marks to students for a fee.
  3. Using teachers to solve examination questions and transmitting to candidates through WhatsApp platforms supervised by Management.

Reacting to this, Eduwatch in a release dated August 4, 2022 commended Corruption Watch for its investigative documentary on the 2021 WASSCE.

They further called for “a full-scale investigation into the operations of this examination malpractice syndicate at Duadaso SHTS to identify all staff involved and impose the necessary sanctions.”

“In line with Section 42(b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Law, withdraw the approval of All for Christ SHTS, a private SHTS which has gained prominence for being a major hub for examination fraud in Ghana,” the statement added.

It also called for the investigation and findings on the issue to be made public.

Eduwatch also asked the West African Examination Council to “Withdraw and re-investigate the 2021 WASSCE results of all candidates of All For Christ SHTS, taking into account the fresh evidence provided in the Corruption Watch documentary.”

WAEC should also, “Prevent any teacher of Duadaso SHTS from invigilating at the upcoming 2022 WASSCE until full scale investigations into the conduct of all staff in that institution is completed.

“Permanently withdraw the examination center accreditation of All For Christ SHTS,” the release added.

The Police Service was also entreated to “identify and investigate the Police Officers who were deployed to Duadaso SHTS and All For Christ SHTS on 13th and 20th September, 2021 during the conduct of the English Language and Mathematics papers and make findings public.”