The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the provisional results of candidates who took part in the May/June 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Last year, a total of 274,262 registered for the exam, the number shot up to 289,210 for this year; representing a 5.45% increase.
About 1,732, representing 0.60% of the total number of candidates were however absent.
In a press release signed by the Council’s PRO, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the examination council notified that public that the results have been hosted online, therefore, interested candidates could check at the council’s website.
WAEC also warned against persons who promise to change results for a fee.
“The Council is alerting members of the public, especially candidates to be wary of imposters who promise to change examination results for a fee.” – It said.
“Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are well secured and can be authenticated. Person with forged results will be exposed” – they added.
Based on the provisional results, the performance at A1- C6 in Mathematics showed a marked improvement over that of 2016 (32.83% to 42.73%). while English Language recorded a slight improvement (53.19% to 54.06%).
On the contrary, Integrated Science showed a slight drop from the 2016 performance (48.48% to 43.66%). Similarly, there was a drop in the performance in Social Studies (54.93% to 52.25%)
The entire results of candidates from 185 schools have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.
This includes results of candidates from 31 schools who were detected by the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software to have cheated in objective tests.
The withheld results of candidates will be cancelled if found culpable or released if otherwise.