The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has upgraded its security system to detect examination malpractices.
According to them their new security system will also prevent the leakage of examination papers in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The council in the past has been hit with some security breaches leading to the leakage of some of its papers, the latest being the cancellation of the English, Integrated Science, Religious and Moral Education, Mathematics and Social Studies papers of the Basic Education Certificate Examination last year.
The principal Public Affairs Officer at WAEC, Agnes Tei-Cudjoe told Citi News that the council has improvised its security system and also adopting a new software which will help detect cheating in objective questions.
“…What we want to introduce for now is an item deferential profile software which is a software which will detect cheating in objective tests. Candidates are expected to abide by the rules that have been spelt out to them throughout the examination process including all the rules which are against any form of malpractices like not bringing mobile phones to the examination hall.”
She explained that “in the past when candidates cheat in objective test, it was difficult for us to detect” adding that the new software will help them in that vein.
“So that is one message that we want to carry out to school authorities, to candidates to their parents to make candidates know that those who cheat in objective test and those who make use of answers that are brought from outside and they all just shade during the examination test that the item differential profile will be used to detect that,” the WAEC Public Affairs officer added.
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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