The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has abruptly postponed the Mathematics examination originally scheduled for May 30th, 2024, for all candidates in Sierra Leone.

This decision comes amidst reports of a suspected leak of the exam questions on a social media platform.

WAEC did not disclose the specific reasons for the postponement in their official statement. However, the timing coincides with discovering a set of alleged WAEC math exam questions circulating on Telegram a day before the scheduled exam.

This leak is not an isolated incident. Similar leaks of exam papers for other subjects have plagued the ongoing WASSCE for Nigeria and Sierra Leone on the same platform. These leaks have raised serious concerns about the integrity of the exams and createdan unfair advantage for those who have access to the leaked materials.

While WAEC has assured students and educators that a new date for the Math exam will be announced soon, the leak casts a shadow over the entire WASSCE process.

The Council has a long history of battling examination malpractice, and this incident highlights the ongoing challenge of maintaining exam security in the digital age.