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Be Wary of Rogue Websites – WAEC

The West African examination country body in Ghana (WAEC) have warned students to be wary of rogue websites.

Ahead of releasing the timetable, WAEC had been concerned about the number of rogue website operators who were peddling false information from fake websites flooded with fake timetables, fake examination question papers and other examination-related information.

Mrs. Addy-Lamptey cautioned the public, particularly candidates preparing for the WASSCE, to be wary of operators of such rogue websites.

She said ever since the President announced guidelines for the gradual reopening of schools for final-year students, such websites which had initially disappeared begun resurfacing.

She said some of those websites had released fake examination timetables and question papers as authentic ones and urged heads of schools and the candidates in general to wait for the authentic timetable which would be officially communicated to them at the appropriate time.

Mrs. Addy-Lamptey indicated that as many as 21 of such rogue websites had sprung up with interesting and attractive names to lure unsuspecting candidates, but stressed that they were all rogue websites and fake and cautioned students not to fall prey to them.

Some of the rogue websites, as identified by WAEC, include “WAEC Exams Room”, “WAEC – Seekers Exams Leaks”, “WAEC Pass Examination”, “WASSCE Results Upgrade WAEC for 2020”, “West Africa Exams Links” and “WAEC Secret Room”.
Others are “WAEC Spark WAEC”, “Ghana Education News”, “WAEC Update”, “WAEC 2020”, “WAEC Authentic Hub”, “WAEC Ghana” and “WAEC Union”.

Mrs. Addy-Lamptey described those websites and their activities as the greatest threat to the credibility of the certificates issued by WAEC and advised candidates to feel free to contact WAEC offices or the WAEC website: www.waecgh.org, for any assistance”.

By Yaw Ampofo Jr

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