Scam…WAEC in ‘Money for Grades’ Syndicate
The alleged ‘money for grades’ cabalists of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) are reportedly receiving money from hundreds of persons that recently took the private West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE).
It has reached this press that pupils who took the private WASCE pay a certain amount to officials at WAEC to enable them to receive better passing marks when the results are put out.
Sources from within WAEC revealed however that officials working at WAEC have had chronic and unchanging attitudes, receiving money from undeserving pupils and in turn give them good WASCE grades.
Leaks are that senior officials at WAEC connive with a number of prominent secondary schools, predominantly those residing in the capital of Freetown, thus giving them good and accepted university grades while at the same time willfully submit poor or worsening grades to infamous or growing secondary schools.
Facts have it that a good number of persons applying for officer cadet in the Sierra Leone Military pay money to nameless WAEC officials, who unfailingly provide them with WASCE results accompanying applications forwarded the military.
A case in point is the cancellation of a cadet intake examination barely after it was observed that good number of the applicants criminally submitted fake WASCE results to the panel of senior military officers tasked to do the recruitment.
The Evangelical Model High School in Wellington prepared hundreds of WASCE pupil for the 2011 examinations, but none came out with a university requirement. (Photo: Sheriff Sapateh, WAEC boss)
Investigations have it that results of small or practically poor schools are exchanged to the favour of prominent or well known schools.
It has been established that WAEC officials have had seizeless moments overindulging into examination malpractices thereby selling grades to pupils undertaking both the government and private WASCE exams.
Results of a number of pupils that took the 2011 WASCE examination were withheld pending investigation owing to allegation of extreme foul play.
In his comment, the head of WAEC, Sheriff Sapateh told Sierra Express Media that he is a busy man and can virtually not discuss anything on the phone.
“If you intend talking to me then come my office,” WAEC’s boss Sapateh said. “Of course, you should know I am a busy man and I have no time talking to a journalist.” “I have lot more issues to discuss anyhow. Thank you… switched his phone off on Sierra Express Media’s Editor.”
It could be recalled that Sierra Leone which used to enjoy great compliment in the area of education, in the past, continues to fall below average owing to improper approach certain crooked education officials.
Affirmations are that WAEC officials repeatedly collect money from pupils undertaking the private WASCE examination.
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