WAEC introduces software to address exams malpractices

Date published: Monday, 4th April 2016

File photo of students writing exams

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has introduced a new software to detect candidates who cheat in exams.

The software, the Item Differentiator Software, has been piloted for two years now. It will analyze all objective answers to determine those which candidate cheated.

Speaking to Starr News, the Public Relations Officer of WAEC, Agnes Tei Cudjoe said the software is to cure cases of malpractices especially in the Mathematics paper as the number of students found to be cheating in the subject keeps going high.

“We want to caution students to abide by the rule and do what is expected of them in the exams hall. This year, we are introducing the software which will detect cheating in objective tests.

"The software will analyze the pattern of answers to determine the level of cheating and candidates who are found to have abuse the system will be punished,” she stated.

Meanwhile, students of Bolgatanga Technical School will be left to the mercy of the weather during this week’s Exam.

The school’s roofs were ripped off and other properties destroyed after a rainstorm hit the region last Friday.

The school’s technical workshop was completely ripped off exposing the students to the weather.


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