The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is fighting hard to get authorization from the Attorney General to prosecute people for examination malpractice.

This is part of WAEC’s war against examination malpractice in the country.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, the Head of Legal at WAEC, Rev. Victor Brew, said the process of granting the council authority would hopefully be completed by early next year.

“We have initiated the process to obtain the power to prosecute examination offenders. We are still engaging with the Attorney-General’s Department, since, by law, it is the Attorney-General who is vested with the power to prosecute; any other person or entity prosecutes on behalf of the Attorney-General.

“But when we finally get the nod to prosecute, offenders will be processed for court by staff of WAEC. We will have our own prosecutors to do the job for us,” Rev. Brew explained.

The situation is alarming because despite the collaboration between WAEC’s internal security and the Ghana Police Service, which had seen surveillance intensified and arrests and prosecutions made, the malpractice still persisted.