The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) responsible for the conduct of assessment examinations in the country has denied claims that it for profit purposes intentionally fail or pass candidates who sat for any of its examinations.
A staff of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Thursday told EducationWeb.com.gh the perception that the Council deliberately fail WASSCE for School candidates for them to sit for Nov/Dec examination is not true.
He further debunked allegations that the Examinations Council sometimes pass candidates. “We don’t fail or pass candidates. They are graded according to their performance in any of our examinations,” the WAEC official added.
“The West African Examinations Council conducts examinations and issue certificates to deserving candidates. WAEC is the foremost examination body in the World. We handle over two million prospective candidates every year
The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) is the only surviving organisation established by the colonial masters. Since 1952, we have been standing firm. WAEC has a vision and a mission,” the WAEC official said on Thursday.
Asked if the results of candidates who sat for the 2021 WASSCE for School have been released as advertised on various social media platforms, he replied that “No, adding the Council will officially announce that in due course.
The Council member also debunked rumours indicating his outfit has withheld the results of a total of 388 2021 WASSCE candidates pending the conclusion of an investigation into alleged examination malpractice.
“No such decision has been taken by the Management of WAEC, the 2021 WASSCE results are not out yet, so I don’t know where those who published the purported statement got their figures from,” he told EducationWeb.
According to him, the duration for the soon to complete marking of the 2021 WASSCE for School scripts and the date to release candidates results will be determined by the RPCC, a committee he said is under the auspices of the Council.
“The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results when out will be hosted online at the non-profit-making organization results checking portal at https://ghana.waecdirect.org/ for candidates access,” he added.
The 2021 WASSCE for School commenced on Monday, August 16, 2021, with the administration of the Visual Art project work and ended smoothly on Friday, October 8, 2021, despite cases of questions leakages and malpractice.
A total of 446,321 representing 221,437 males and 234,884 females from 965 schools (651 public schools and 314 private schools) sat for the international examination administered at 763 examination centres nationwide.