GES lauds 2021 SHS graduates over excellent WASSCE results

GES lauds 2021 SHS graduates over excellent WASSCE results

The Ghana Education Service (GES) following the outstanding WASSCE performance of this year’s SHS graduates has congratulated the Management of Senior High Schools for their enormous contribution to candidates success.

In a statement copied to, the Education Service said more than 50% of candidates obtained A1 to C6 in all core subjects namely Core Mathematics, Integrated Science, Engish Language and Social Studies.

“The Management of GES wishes to congratulate the 2021 WASSCE candidates for the sterling performance in their examination as indicated in the provisional results released on Wednesday, December 8, 2021,” it stated in the release.

The Ghana Education Service under the auspices of Ministry of Education (MoE) added that “Management also wishes to use this opportunity to appreciate Heads of schools, teaching and non-teaching staff for the very good work done.

WAEC responsible for the conduct of the WASSCE has similarly expressed its sincerest gratitude to MoE, GES, Examiners and the Security Agencies for their support and co-operation during the conduct of the examination.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Wednesday, December 8, 2021, released the results of Senior High School final year students who sat for the just-ended international examination from August to October this year.

A total of 446,352 candidates, made up of 221,439 (49.6%) males and 224,913 (50.4%) females from 965 schools entered for the examination. A total of 3,545 (0.79%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the exams.

The Council in a blog post indicated 1,339 subject results and 174 Entire results have been cancelled for various examination malpractices such as bringing foreign material including mobile phones into the examination hall.

The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) said the move to cancel the 2021 WASSCE results of some 2021 SHS graduates follows the approval given by the Ghana Examinations Committee at its 31st meeting held on October 2021.

It also disclosed scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being scrutinised. The withheld results it said may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.

The Examination Council says the 2021 WASSCE for School results have been posted at and candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council’s website or dial the short code *944#.

“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) 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 an amount or 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,” WAEC cautioned in a blog post.