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Two people from the Ascension Senior High School in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region, have been arrested by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) over examination malpractices.

The culprits, an English Literature teacher and a candidate were caught when the candidate tried to sneak foreign materials containing solved questions into the exam hall on Thursday.

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According to Joy News, the female candidate who led agents from the WAEC police depot to her literature teacher said, the solved question was given to her by the teacher to be passed on to her colleague candidates.

According to the Chief Inspector of the WAEC police, Gladys Amenyo, the main suspect was nowhere to be found but the headmaster of the school has been asked to produce the culprit to assist in further investigations.

She said the two had been handed over to the WAEC police, but were granted bail Friday morning after interrogation.

She said the situation was disturbing and asked that WAEC looked for future plans to avert the recurrence of examination questions leakages.

The ranking member for the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, Prof. Dominic Fobih, said the credentials and the integrity of examination results would be affected in the foreign and local front.

Mr Fobih, suggested “harsher measures” in curbing the periodic canker.

He said, WAEC should be left alone to handle all administrative work without interference from national security and asked for proper supervision of printing, transmission and storage of the examination papers to avoid any further leakages.

Credit:graphic.com.gh