The West African Examinations Council(WAEC) has warned school heads and other stakeholders over a report of syndicate cheating among other malpractices in the ongoing 2022 WASSCE.

WAEC in a statement dated September 2, 2022, signed and issued by the Head of Public Affairs, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said WAEC will not hesitate to de-recognise schools caught in such malpractices.

“Intelligence has been received of some school authorities collecting monies from candidates and organising syndicate cheating in their schools. Perpetrators of these acts are being cautioned to desist from same. The Council has the mandate to de-recognise schools caught engaging in this malpractice. Candidates identified as having colluded would have their results cancelled.”

The Statement further noted that the Council in concert with the Ghana Education Service, the National Intelligence Bureau, and other security operatives is working to check infringements of the rules and regulations governing the ongoing examination.

Some hot spots have been identified and monitoring of these centres has been intensified, WAEC said in its statement.

Below is a copy of the Statement