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WASSCE Leakages: Universities Likely To Revert To Entrance Exam Assessment

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Executive Director for Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, has hinted of the possibility of public universities reverting to the era of conducting entrance exam for prospective students for admission.

According to him, entrance exam previously conducted by universities was due to the lack of confidence and trust in WASSCE certificates issued by the examination body.

Mr Asare suggested that other assessment bodies aside WAEC, be allowed to assess students on examinations.

He argued that WAEC, due to the lack of competition from other assessment bodies, has relaxed as the body by itself is a regulator and a service provider.

This, he says, has affected the quality of examinations conducted by the body.

Mr Asare also suggested that an independent regulatory body be set up to regulate WAEC to restore confidence in the examination body.

“They set their own standards and appraise themselves which shouldn’t be so,” he posited.

His assertion comes on the back of the annual leakage of West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) questions allegedly by some staff of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to students.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Accra Is Choked, Change The National Capital – Economist

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Senior Economist, Office of the Senior Minister, Habibu Adam has suggested the capital city of the country is moved from Accra which is already choked and engulfed in filth.

According to him, if urgent attention is not given to the congestion in Accra, there will be too much human and motor traffic to an extent that the economic costs to the country would be dire.

“If care is not taken, in the next 10 years, Accra will need an interchange per kilometer to allow for free movement of vehicles. There will be too much human and motor traffic to an extent that the economic costs to the country would be dire.

“Already Accra has captured Kasoa from Central Region and tension is beginning to brew between Greater Accra and Eastern Region,” he told Ghana News Agency.

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Western Togoland Attack Most Successful By Secessionist Group In West Africa – Kwesi Aning

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Security expert, Professor Kwesi Aning has labeled the Western Togoland attack in some parts of the Volta Region as the most successful in the West African Region.

According to him, the attack has exposed the weakness and failures of the country’s security system and it’s about time authorities in charge of security stepped up their intelligence.

“It has raised very disturbing questions and these are questions that should not be swept under the carpet. This is the most successful first attack by a secessionist group against a sovereign state in West Africa and in the Sahara. It is the most successful because we need to look at the geographical expanse of the attack. These are not small towns so where were the police, BNI and national security”.

“The second is the coordinated nature of those attacks. They all took place in a specific time frame and the failure of the state to see that trucks were brought in to dump sands at the roads to block them. People sang patriotic songs, set fire and danced. All without a response from the state”.

“The final symbolism around the success relates to the police stations. Two police stations representing the state overrun and totally defeated. The ten AK47 which were stolen is very symbolic. We don’t know if they took only ten”, he said on Newsfile.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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It’s Normal To Have Anomalies In Voters’ Register – Dr Serebuor Quaicoe

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Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), Dr Serebuor Quaicoe have described as normal incidence of anomalies that have been associated with the ongoing voters’ register exhibition exercise.

Speaking on TV3’s The Key Points on Saturday, September 26, he noted that previous elections have had same challenges and they have always been addressed.

He cited how a whole district in the Volta Region, then, had their voter IDs duplicated.

He noted that the challenges will be addressed as for far only 17,000 out of the initial 60,000 are left to be corrected.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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