Candidates sitting the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) English Language paper will have to answer a compulsory essay question asking them to “clearly state the difference between ‘leaked’ and ‘foreknowledge'”.
This emerged after the English Language paper of the ongoing final year examination leaked hours before the paper was due to be taken. This brings the total number of leaked papers to 5 since the examinations begun only a week ago. The Worse(cross out) West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has already admitted the Physics Practical, Oral English, Social Studies and Integrated Science question papers have all been compromised
WAEC confirmed that the English Language essay question was set by The Very Reverend Dr. Sam Nmai Ollenu, a semantics expert and head of the examination council. As per Rev. Ollenu’s definition, students will be expected to outline a clear distinction between a ‘leaked paper’ which is defined by the WAEC head as “when the content of a paper is circulated in the public some 24 hours or more before the exam is taken and ‘foreknowledge’ defined as “when the content is circulated few hours before the paper.”
WAEC officials also confirmed that the English Language paper will be marked by Dr. Kwabena Donkor, a fellow semantics expert and former Power Minster who famously asserted that ‘dumsor’ was as dissimilar from ‘load shedding’ as night was from day.