He announced that engaging in such illegal activities is an offence liable to a fine of not less than thirty million leones or a jail term of not less than three years imprisonment, or both.
Davies described examination malpractice as a nationwide problem.
“Examination malpractice is not only unfair but also deleterious to our societal values which crave for honesty and quality human resource development,” he disclosed.
“Unfortunately, this act has been committed by two key players in the educational system – the students and lecturers – in the watchful eyes of the administration. What is more appalling is lecturers shamefully demand money and or sex especially from female students to enable them pass their exams. Even the good students are not spared. This shameful act has the tendency to demotivate good students to believe that hard work does not pay at all,” he noted.
The ACC Boss said the country is familiar with the outcomes of examination malpractice, which, according to him, give rise to poor service delivery.
“The time has come for our educational system to be held accountable in making sure that this nation gets what it deserves in terms of quality education,” he said, adding that a system needs to be put in place to encourage the reporting of those who perpetrate the act and stringent action taken against defaulters.
It could be recalled that the Fontricia Children’s Foundation (FCF) recently addressed a letter inviting the Anti Corruption Commission to investigate the national exams office - West African Examination Council (WAEC) – for examination malpractice. And the warning from the ACC Boss is seen as a direct response to the Fontricia letter, as the foundation’s #give-us-our-results campaign progresses.