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IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Provisional National Defence Council by subsection (1) of section 6 of the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation (Supplementary and Consequential Provisions) Law, 1982 (P.N.D.C 42) this Instrument is made this 5th day of July, 1984.

Section 1—Establishment. 

There is hereby established a Committee of Enquiry to be known as the West African Examinations Council Committee of Enquiry hereafter referred to as " the Committee ".

Section 2—Membership.

The Committee shall consist of the persons specified in the Schedule to this Instrument.

Section 3—Terms of Reference.

The terms of reference of the Committee shall be as follows:—   

(a) to investigate the leakage of question papers for the 1984 May and June School Certificate and General Certificate of Education examinations in Ghana and establish culpability where necessary;

(b)  to identify the nature, causes and sources of the leakages;

(c)  to examine the security arrangements in the Accra Office of the West African Examinations Council and recommend necessary improvements;

(d) to inquire into any other matter which appears to the Committee to be reasonably related to the foregoing and which the Committee is satisfied requires to be inquired into; and

(e) to submit its findings to the Provisional National Defence Council giving reasons therefor and making such recommendations to the Council in respect of its findings as the Committee may find appropriate.

Section 4—Secretary.

(1) Mr. E. T. Akyianu, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education, shall act as Secretary to the Committee.

(2) The Provisional National Defence Council may provide to the Committee the Services of such officers as the Committee may require for the discharge of its functions.

Section 5—Meetings of Committee.

(1) The Committee shall meet at such times and at such places as it may determine and shall sit in camera where necessary.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Instrument, the Committee shall regulate its own procedure.

Section 6—Witnesses.

(1) The Commit" may require any person—

(a) to attend at such time and place as may be indicated by the Committee to give evidence or to produce any document in his possession or control which relates to any matter indicated by the Committee; or

(b) to give to the Committee any information that it nay require for the purpose of any investigation before it.

(2) Any person who appears before the Committee under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph may be examined on oath and the Committee may for that purpose administer the oath.

Section 7—Offences.

Any person who—

(a) refuses or wilfully neglects to attend in obedience to a requirement by the Committee under paragraph 6 (1) (a) or to give evidence as required thereunder; or

(b) wilfully alters, suppresses, conceals, destroys or refuses to produce any document which he is required to produce under paragraph 6 (1) (a); or

(c) refuses or wilfully neglects to furnish any information required of him under sub-paragraph 6 (1) (b),

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ¢5,000.00 or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both.

Section 8—Police Officers to Assist Committee.

The Inspector General of Police shall detail Police Officers to attend upon the Committee, to preserve order during proceedings of the Committee, to serve summonses on witnesses and to perform any other functions relating to the work of the Committee as the Committee may direct.




1. Justice J. N. K. TAYLOR     ..          ..          ..          ..          ..

    Supreme Court Judge.          Chairman         

2. Mrs. FLORENCE DOLPHYNE       ..          ..          ..          ..

    Professor of Linguistics,

    University of Ghana, Legon.  Member          

3. Mr. E. T. AKYIANU, Principal Secretary    ..          ..          ..

    Ministry of Education.           Member          



Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council


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