The Ghana Education Service has parried the claim that the paper for the recently held promotional examination for its staff leaked.
A statement signed by GES Director-General, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa checks at the examination centres did not confirm that applicants had foreknowledge of the paper.
“In this age of advanced ICT knowledge and skills, the possibility of leakage before and during the examination cannot be completely ruled out…[but] No cases of malpractice have so far been reported,” he said.
The GES has been roundly condemned after it was reported that all the 75 multiple choice questions and their answers for the Assistant Director II position leaked before the paper was taken.
The paper for the Deputy Director position also leaked, UPSANEWSROOM.com has gathered.
But Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said checks at all the 35 examination centres showed there was no exam leakage.
“Our initial checks and reports from all the 35 examinations centres across the country do not suggest that applicants had fore knowledge of the questions,” he said.
Notwithstanding the initial checks, the Ghana Education Service says it has initiated investigations into the allegations of leakage.
“Any individual, group, supervisor and or, invigilator found to have engaged in any form of examination malpractice, before, during and after the examinations, will be duly sanctioned in accordance with regulations binding public Examinations,” the statement said.
To this effect, management of GES has appealed to the public to volunteer information on the alleged leakage.