April 22nd , 2024



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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has taken action by withholding the results of 289 candidates due to their alleged involvement in various instances of examination malpractice. These malpractices encompass activities such as collusion, impersonation, bringing unauthorized materials (including mobile phones) into the examination hall, and seeking external assistance. WAEC emphasized that the release or cancellation of the withheld results would be contingent upon the outcomes of their ongoing investigations.

WAEC recently issued the second series of provisional results for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. A total of 37,825 candidates participated in the 2023 WASSCE, comprising 17,389 males and 20,725 females, with 16 visually impaired candidates among them. Notably, 1,231 candidates who registered for the examination were absent.

In terms of subject-specific statistics, 26,579 candidates registered for English Language, but only 25,422 sat for the examination. Of those who took the exam, 16,563 (65.15%) obtained grades A1 to C6, 2,955 (11.62%) received grade D7, 2,479 (9.75%) attained grade E8, and the remainder received F9. Similarly, 26,553 candidates registered for Mathematics, with 25,055 actually sitting for the paper. Among them, 11,260 candidates (44.94%) secured grades A1 to C6, while 3,183 (12.70%) obtained grade D7, and 3,349 received E8 or F9.

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For Integrated Science, 24,527 candidates registered, but 22,813 took the exam. Out of these, 11,751 candidates (51.51%) achieved grades A1 to C6, 3,173 (13.91%) received grade D7, and 3,280 received E8 or F9. Additionally, 18,755 candidates registered for Social Studies, but 17,414 sat for the exam. Among them, 15,214 (87.37%) obtained grades A1 to C6, while 576 (3.31%) received grade D7, and 409 (2.35%) attained grade E8, with the remainder receiving F9.

In light of these findings, WAEC reiterated its commitment to maintaining the integrity of the examination process and cautioned the public about fraudulent individuals who offer to upgrade results for a fee. It emphasized the security of its results database and advised institutions and organizations to verify results directly from WAEC or through the verification service available on the WAEC website to prevent falling victim to scams.

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