The WASSCE papers leak was discovered from a Whatsapp group chat named Lagadia, with the name Neezy Ranking as its administrator.
About four of the papers in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been leaked. According to reports, students in some schools in the Greater Accra and the Eastern regions gained access to the examination papers at night before the day the papers were written.The papers include; Oral English, Integrated Science, Physics, and Social Studies.
There have also been viral pictures on social media showing students copying answers on their thighs. The questions were circulated among the students via the Whatsapp social media platform. The WASSCE papers Leak was discovered from a Whatsapp group chat named Lagadia (a term students use for leaked exam papers), with the name Neezy Ranking as its administrator.
The conversations that have been exchanged from the group chat exposed the students’ examination cheating escapades. In the chat conversations, the students are seen asking their source when the exam questions would be leaked. The admin Neezy Ranking assures the students that his source would provide the supposed questions which according to reports the questions which were given the students tallied with the set WASSCE questions.
The students solved the questions before hand in time for the exam as revealed from the chat conversations.
However, WAEC have confirmed the WASSCE papers leak by some unknown persons. Investigations are still ongoing on the matter and the council is determined to find the culprits. There are rumours that the 2016 WASSCE might be cancelled because of the leaked papers but the council has not said anything on it.
The Head of the Ghana National Officer of WAEC, Very Rev. Samuel Nii Nmai Ollennu, had said last month that there are security measures to regulate the activities of the council so as to prevent incidents like this from happening.
This is not the first time such a incident is occurring in the Ghana council. Last year, the council cancelled five subject papers in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) after questions leaked.