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Beware of Fake WAEC Consultants Online

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A Facebook account claims that WAEC and GES have provided a system to upgrade bad WAEC results to good ones. 

The Head of Public Affairs for WAEC Accra has stated that WAEC has no system or consultants that help students to upgrade their results from bad to good, and that such accounts are fraudulent.

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The President’s directives for final junior high school students and senior high school students to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) respectively were issued last month.

Even before this, there has been a mushroom of accounts online purporting to be consultants and officers from WAEC hired to help students of any WAEC examination with bad results upgrade to better results. 

An example is the Facebook account ‘WAEC Consultant’ which has a chain of posts claiming that WAEC and Ghana Education Service (GES) have provided a new way for students to upgrade their results online, of which the page ‘WAEC Consultant’ is a WAEC agent to facilitate such process.

The posts, which include a number to be reached on, further promises provision of new certification and the possibility of purchasing new grades

Verification

Dubawa contacted the Head of Public Affairs of WAEC Accra, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, who stated that WAEC has no system of upgrading results, and such Facebook accounts or online websites are fraudsters. 

“I wish to state emphatically that the Ghana Office of the West African Examinations Council does not have any consultants online that helps students upgrade results. The Council DOES NOT UPGRADE RESULTS. These are the activities of fraudsters and the Council has on several occasions put out adverts/notifications alerting the public about their activities”, Agnes Teye- Cudjoe stated.

Similarly, Dubawa contacted the WAEC Accra office and they notified that the only official WAEC Ghana Facebook page is @waecghanainfo.

Conclusion

The claim that WAEC and GES have provided a system for WAEC students to upgrade their results is false. The Head of Public Affairs for WAEC Accra, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, has debunked such claims, stating that any Facebook page or online website purporting to be a WAEC consultant helping WAEC students upgrade results is fraudulent. 

Maxine Gloria Danso is a Senior Researcher with Dubawa Ghana. Maxine has previously worked as a Research Assistant engaging in some notable communication research projects in Ghana, having completed a Master of Philosophy programme in Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, with specialisation in journalism, public relations and advertising. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French from the University of Ghana, with a University Diploma in French Studies from Université Rennes 2 in France. Maxine contributes to the team by drawing from her knowledge and research experience in media studies.

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