2019 WASSCE: WAEC releases ‘majority’ of withheld results

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has released ‘majority’ of the withheld results of school candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE).

The results were released after WAEC concluded its investigation into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

Announcing the release of provisional results of the 2019 WASSCE, WAEC mentioned that it withheld the results of some 48,855 candidates, suspecting that they had indulged in examination malpractice.

The offence of these candidates, according to WAEC included:

1. Bringing foreign material such as prepared notes, printed material and mobile phones to the examination hall
2. Collusion among candidates
3. Planned cheating which occurred with the connivance of some supervisors and school authorities

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Speaking to the Public Relations Officer for WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe, she intimated that the Council had released majority of the withheld results.

Although she could not readily give a specific figure or percentage that have been released thus far, Mrs. Cudjoe said that the Council was still investigating the results of other candidates.

Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe adds that a specific date can not be given for WAEC to totally conclude its investigations.