ACC Opens Investigation Into School Principal Implicated in WASSCE Examination Scam

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone has on Thursday stated that they have commenced investigation into allegations of issuance of fake batch registration system (BRS) to WASSCE candidates by a School Principal in Wellington, Freetown.

According to ACC, their attention was drawn to a viral video on the social media by a group of West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates over the issuance of fake Batch Registration System (BRS) codes at a school described as Wellington Orphanage Secondary School, situate at Wellington in the East of Freetown.

The individuals and pupils in the video claimed that one BRS was assigned to multiple candidates for the examinations.

The ACC wishes to invite the affected pupils in the said video and all those with similar complaints to report to the Commission’s 3 Gloucester Street Head Office in Freetown immediately to assist with the investigation,” the Commission stated.

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ACC further notes that, the Wellington Orphanage Secondary School Examination Coordinator is in custody helping them with their investigation.

The ACC reiterates its warning to any person who would intend to involve in extortion and examination malpractice in the ongoing WASSCE that they will suffer severe consequences as contained in the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008 as amended in 2019,” the Commission stated.

Members of the public are further encouraged to report any suspicious activities in and around any examination centre across the country to the Commission on 077-985-985 or 077-986-986 or visit any of its offices in Freetown, Bo, Kenema, Makeni, Port Loko and Kono,” ACC added.



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