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Two Arrested in Connection with Fraudulent WASSCE Registrations

In a joint effort, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Security Intelligence Unit have foiled an illegal scheme involving the registration of ineligible candidates for the 2024 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates (WASSCE-SC).

The operation led to the arrest of two individuals, Robert Hackman, a private teacher from Agona Swedru, and Kwabena Baah Achemfour, a part-time teacher at Kenyasi SDA Senior High School.

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The fraudulent activities, orchestrated by Hackman and Achemfour, were widespread across regions such as Accra, Takoradi, Agona Swedru, Cape Coast, and Dunkwa-On-Offin, with plans to expand to Tapa Abotoase in the Oti Region.

Utilizing social media platforms, the duo recruited individuals who had previously taken the WASSCE but failed to meet requirements or had their papers invalidated.

Their operation, which began at Adishie Mma Preparatory School in Swedru, was thwarted when a joint security team intervened during the registration process.

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Investigations revealed that Achemfour, posing as a registrar for Divine College, unlawfully charged each candidate GH¢6,000 and registered 172 individuals, some of whom were assigned to non-existent schools.

As a result of their actions, the security team recommended the derecognition of SDA Senior High School, Kenyasi, as an examination center to prevent further illegal registrations and maintain the integrity of the examination process

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