Africa Education Watch sues WAEC over leaked WASSCE 2020

The West African Examination Council is not out of the woods yet as the education Think-Tank, Africa Education Watch has drugged WAEC to High Court over leaked WASSCE 2020.

This latest report was posted on the social media handle of the Africa Education Watch. 

The organization made reference to the leakage of the WASSCE 2020 contact details of some 1,520 examiners, which it reported and was confirmed by WAEC.

WAEC commenced the marking of the examination on 28th September, using the examiners whose contacts were leaked

The education think-tank sued WAEC on the matter as it believes the action of the examining body is against international best practices. The files for an injunction to be placed on the marking of the script and sought for other reliefs.


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Education Watch sues WAEC –  suit details


As you may have noted, on 17th August 2020, we reported WAEC’s leakage of the contact details of WASSCE examiners on social media; an incident WAEC later confirmed.

However, instead of changing these 1,520 examiners and replacing them with its (WAEC) acclaimed over 20,000 examiners, they went ahead yesterday 28th September 2020 to commence pre-marking formalities with these same examiners whose contacts have been leaked.

We believe It is against International Standards (including WAEC’s) to use examiners whose identity and contact details have been publicly disclosed, as markers in an international examination. This is likely to affect the integrity of Ghana’s pre-tertiary assessment system and the credibility of the WASSCE 2020 Certificate.

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We have therefore sued WAEC and further filed an injunction application on notice at an Accra High Court to compel WAEC not to use those examiners in marking. The return date for the hearing is next week Thursday, 8th October, 2020.
Please find forwarded the Writ and other relevant documentation.

Kofi Asare
Executive Director
Africa Education Watch



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