WASSCE: Bright Simons notes 600% increase in papers canceled due to cheating following Mahama's accusation

Bright Simons, Vice President of IMANI Africa, has also expressed concern over increased cheating in WASSCE.

Simons presented data showing that the number of canceled papers has increased by 600% since 2014 due to alleged cheating following similar allegations from former President John Mahama.

Bright Simons (R). Source: Twitter/@BBSimons
Source: Twitter

The figures He showed that in 2014, less than 0.2% of WASSEC papers were canceled, but in 2023, more than 0.8% of WASSEC papers were canceled.

Simons also wondered why education stakeholders weren't outlining trends in paper cancellations and cheating.

Mahama suggested that some invigilators helped students answer questions during the WASSCE, provoke criticism from him.

The Ministry of Education responded to the same comments, criticizing the former president.

National Association of Graduate Teachers President Angel Carbonu also fired back at former President John Mahama's accusation of widespread cheating during the 2023 WASSCE.

Alan Kyerematen promises to review Free SHS

Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has given his views on the Akufo-Addo government's flagship education policy, Free SHS.

The now independent presidential candidate for the 2024 elections said the Free SHS policy is good but needs to be revised.

According to him, the policy, as good as it is, has been in place for seven years, so a review of it would only be appropriate if he becomes president.

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Mahama also said he would review the policy within the first 100 days of his term if he wins the 2024 elections.

Free SHS is safe under the $3 billion IMF bailout

Ofori-Atta gave the assurance on Thursday, May 18, 2023, during a press conference organized by the IMF and the Government of Ghana.

He said the program with the Bretton Woods Institute protects the vulnerable in Ghanaian society.

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