LETTERS TO STUDENTS: He says he can help me change my WASSCE results
I wrote my WASSCE exams this year and to be honest I am very scared as the release of the results draws closer. My parents are expecting very good grades, I have even applied to study medicine at the university but I know I did not do my best in the exams and the results will not be good. I told a friend about my dilemma and he connected me to a man who said he can help me change my results to any grade I want at a fee. The man claims he is authorized by WAEC to do this. Should I trust him? My dad will kill me if I don’t pass the WASSCE and the results will be out soon. I need advice, please.
Thank you for seeking advice before making this decision. This says a lot about your character and I will encourage you to maintain that character that can discern right from wrong. First, you should know that most of the people who make such claims are scammers who will take your money and dupe you. My advice is to immediately report people who make such claims so they can be investigated. Secondly, you should remember that every action has consequences and so I am going to point out 2 of such consequences so you can make an informed decision.
- CONSEQUENCES FROM WAEC
WAEC is very much aware of scammers and wicked people who promise to change results for a fee. Don’t let anyone deceive you. This is not endorsed by WAEC. Why will they provide an avenue for people to cheat on their own exams? The integrity of WAEC is at stake if they do, so rest assured, this is an illegal practice and WAEC is heavily investigating such claims. This means that if you become a partaker, you can face grave consequences which will affect your future- Your results will be canceled, you will be banned from writing the WASSCE for some number of years and you can even face legal consequences. Imagine the shame your parents will feel when you are caught in this practice, it will be better to face them with your poor grades won’t it?
- CONSEQUENCES FORM LIFE
All of us like short-cuts but as the saying goes, ‘short-cuts are dangerous’ and it is true in this instance too. If you wait and get your actual results, you can always rewrite and not have to face any of the above consequences. Your parent’s disappointment will not last forever and believe me, your WASSCE results is not the end of your life. There are people who failed their high school and even tertiary exams several times but went on to become very successful in the future. However, once you destroy your integrity, it will be very difficult to recover. Who will entrust you with an important position in future if you could not maintain your integrity at this point? Remember that examination malpractice is a form of corruption and paying someone to change your results is bribery. Will you vote for a president guilty of bribery and corruption? Don’t become such a person.
Finally, if you are a Christian, you have even greater responsibility. You have to make a choice as to whether you will allow God to order your steps or you will find your own way because you can’t have both. If you want God to order your steps into a great future, you have to do things God’s way and that includes saying NO to any form of malpractice or cheating.
My final advice to you, Leslie, is to immediately report any such person who claims to be able to change WAEC results. Such people are undermining the integrity of WAEC and the whole educational system of Ghana. You should play your part as a good citizen and immediately send their number to the police or send us a message and we will ensure the right people deal with these wicked people bent on destroying the future of our nation. I hope you make the right decision.
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