The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has dismissed two employees who were said to have breached security regulations resulting in the leakage of five papers during the 2015 Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE.
A third staff who was to supervise the affected staff has however, been demoted because of poor supervision.
The Head of National Office of WAEC, Very Rev. Samuel Nii Nmai Ollennu, made this known to GraphicOnline.
He, however, did not make known the names of the affected staff that have been sanctioned.
He said alongside the BNI investigations, WAEC also set up its own investigative committee to look into the matter and identify places where security was breached and the culprits involved.
Very Rev. Ollennu said the two dismissed staff are not those who leaked the papers but rather failed to follow security regulations. He said, the BNI has since, sent the two dismissed staff to court.
Very Rev. Ollennu said the recommendations of the WAEC investigative committee have been used to rearrange the council’s security set up to ensure that what happened last year never happens again.
WAEC cancelled five subject papers in last year’s BECE following the discovery by the council that those papers had leaked, thereby compromising the integrity of the papers.
The leaked papers were subsequently re-taken on June 29 and 30, last year.