The Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has described as fake a purported statement indicating the Council will withhold over 90,000 WASSCE candidates results amid the examination malpractice.
The release WAEC has described as false said marking of scripts of candidates who sat for the just-ended 2021 WASSCE for School has commenced and that “if care is not taken about 92,331 WASSCE results would be blocked.”
But, a staff of the non-profit-making organization speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh on Saturday urged members of the public, stakeholders and students awaiting their results to disregard and treat any such information as untrue.
He told EducationWeb’s Okyere Darko George the Examinations Council usually commences the marking of the WASSCE answer booklets three weeks after the conduct of the last paper of the international examination.
The WAEC official disclosed over 15,000 examiners have been contracted to mark the 2021 WASSCE for School scripts of Ghanaian candidates who sat for the international examination conducted from August to mid-October, 2021.
“Over 15,000 examiners across the country will partake in the marking of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination scripts. The marking usually starts 3 weeks after the administration of the examination,” he stated.
According to him, the not for profit Exams Body this year has put in place adequate measures to place to ensure contact details of examiners engaged to mark the WASSCE papers do not leak as it happened last year.
Asked when the 2021 WASSCE candidates results will be released, the Council member said if too many errors are not detected in the marking of the 2021 WASSCE scripts, candidates results are to be expected in not more than 45 days.
“WAEC corrects all errors detected in the marking of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination scripts, so if there are too many errors or mistakes then the release of the results might delay a little,” he told EducationWeb.