March 2nd , 2024


Isaac Buabeng

3 months ago


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3 months ago

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has provided clarity to thousands of anxious students by announcing the release date for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results. According to the Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, Mr. John Kapi, the results will be published on Tuesday, December 14, 2023. 

This date is earlier than in previous years, offering relief to graduating high school seniors across the region. The WASSCE, taken by candidates in their final year, acts as a decisive factor for entry into universities, polytechnics, and other career paths. The weight of this consequential examination was heightened by the delays and unpredictability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years.

Now with a confirmed release timeline, expectations are high among the mass of students who sat for WASSCE between August and October 2023. Many seek admission to Ghanaian institutions of higher education and invest in waiting forms before learning their scores. Accessing results in December allows for modifications to application selections before firm decisions are made in January. 

It also gives admissions committees at universities the time needed to thoroughly review candidates based on WASSCE performance matching their applications. This balanced approach aims to place students in programs best suited to their demonstrated abilities and maximize chances of future success. 

However, the weeks until December 14th will doubtless be filled with mounting stress and speculation for all involved. Secondary schools await results to gauge cohort outcomes while families offer encouragement, hoping for good news. But with the date now scheduled, the waiting phase draws to a close.

Candidates are reminded by WAEC to closely monitor notifications on its official website and social media platforms for updates. Once published, individuals can log onto the online portal to check their statements of results. A new season of opportunities and further education await, depending on the results unveiled later this month.

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