The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Candidates are therefore advised to contact their Heads of School for the results.

However, in statement signed by Head of Public Affairs, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, Wednesday (December 8, 2021), a total number of 1,339 subject results and 174 entire results have been cancelled for various examination malpractices.

This includes bringing foreign materials such as mobile phones into the examination hall, tearing off parts of question papers and collusion.

“This follows the approval of the 31st Meeting of the Ghana Examinations Committee held in October 2021” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the entire results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

In addition, the scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being scrutinized.

The examining body has intimated that the withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the ongoing investigations.  

Nonetheless, WAEC has said it will make available login details to Heads of School to enable them print the statement of results of their candidate.

“The Council is cautioning all stakeholders especially candidates to be on the alert and not fall prey to the activities of scammers who promise to upgrade results for a fee. Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated. Institutions are therefore urged to always verify results presented to them to expose incidents of forgery” the statement emphasized.  

Meanwhile, a total number of 446,352 candidates consisting of 221,439 representing 49.6% males and 224,913 representing 50.4% females across 965 second cycle schools nationwide entered for the examination.

This figure is 18.8% higher than the 2020 figure of 375,763 candidates.