The West Africa Exams Council responsible for the conduct of national and international exams in the country ahead of the release of WASSCE for School results has cautioned students to desist from what it described as a result upgrade.
In a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, WAEC said some fraudsters who claim to have access to its database contact candidates with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers.
“The Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) wishes to alert its publics to the activities of certain persons who introduce themselves as workers of WAEC and also claim to have access to its results database.
These fraudsters contact prospective candidates with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers. We urge the public and students to desist from that” the Council cautioned.
WAEC assured that its results database is well secured with military-grade encryption. As such, all forged WASSCE for School and other WAEC results can be detected by its state of the art confirmation/verification system.
“Institutions and organisations are advised to confirm or verify results presented to them directly from the Council or access the confirmation/verification service online at https://www.waecgh.org,” the Examinations Council added.
2021 SHS graduates, stakeholders and the general public have been urged to check the 2021 WASSCE School results only at the official results checking portal of the Examinations Council at https://www.ghana.waecdirect.org.
A staff of the non-profit-making organization has told EducationWeb his outfit has collaborated with security agencies to arrest unscrupulous individuals and fraudsters who take advantage of students during the release of results.
“We will urge members of the public to report the activities of these fraudsters to the police or to the nearest West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Office, any person found culpable will be dealt with accordingly,” he noted.
The Agency under the Ministry of Education (MoE) is yet to release the results of 446,321 candidates who sat for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from August to October this year at 763 centres.