The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that it will name and shame Senior High Schools (SHS) that engage in malpractice during the conduct of the 2023 BECE and WASSCE. This is part of the council’s measures to curb cheating in its examinations.
WAEC has put in place a number of measures to ensure the integrity of its examinations, including serializing question papers for some subjects and strapping question paper parcels. The council has also warned that any school found to be involved in cheating will be severely punished.
The naming and shaming of cheating schools is expected to serve as a deterrent to others. Schools should take steps to ensure that their students do not engage in malpractice. Parents should also talk to their children about the importance of academic integrity.
To avoid WAEC’s intended to Name and Shame Cheating Schools in the 2023 BECE and WASSCE move, consider the following as a school or candidate.
Tips for Schools
- Create a culture of academic integrity in your school. This means teaching students the importance of honesty and fair play in all aspects of their lives.
- Provide clear guidelines on what constitutes cheating and the consequences for cheating.
- Monitor students’ behavior during examinations to ensure that they are not engaging in any form of cheating.
- Have a zero-tolerance policy for cheating.
Tips for Parents
- Talk to your children about the importance of academic integrity.
- Explain to them the consequences of cheating, both academic and personal.
- Monitor your children’s academic progress and be alert for any signs of cheating.
- If you suspect that your child is cheating, talk to them about it and encourage them to be honest.