May 20, 2024

The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu has reacted to former President John Dramani Mahama’s recent allegation over the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results.

Mr. Mahama alleged that the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) graduates engaged in examination malpractices.

“In many places, they let the children cheat. You go to places, and the teachers are conniving with the students to cheat. The effect will be seen later,” the former President Mahama reportedly said.

Many people have criticized the former president for making such widespread allegations without any evidence.

Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Mr. Carbonu urged politicians to avoid the use of the education system which is the future of every child as a political tool.

He said, the most important thing is to find a lasting solution to challenges facing the education system.

“We beg you politicians, stop playing political football with our exams. Let us maintain our standards. Every examination is different every year” he stated.

According to the NAGRAT president, the allegation by the former president and any form of political games surrounding the education system in the country has dire consequences in the education system.

He believes every examination comes with a different performance.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has said, the quality of education and examination at all levels will not be compromised.

“We have made monumental progress, and over the past few years, WAEC has instituted several measures to curb exam malpractices during the BECE and WASSCE test administration,” the Ministry asserted. They emphasized the strict supervision measures implemented by WAEC in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, ensuring the integrity of the examinations.” A statement issued by the Ministry said.

“The Ministry of Education wishes to assure our students, parents, guardians, and the general public that the quality of education and examinations at all levels, including the WASSCE, was not and will not be compromised,” the statement read.