The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it will cancel the subject results of candidates who wrote their telephone number’s on their answer booklet during the conduct of the just-ended WASSCE for School.
A staff of the Examinations Council who disclosed this in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said such an act or practice is considered examination malpractice by the Management of the non-profit-making organization.
“Candidates who will add their telephone or mobile number’s for Examiners to contact them have plans to do evil or commit a crime, The West African Examinations Council considers that as an examination malpractice,” She stated.
The WAEC official however noted candidates who solicited help from an Examiner without adding their contact number on the WASSCE answer booklet will have their results released saying that is not considered examination malpractice.
According to her, the Ghana Examinations Committee chaired by the Director-General of GES has given them the go-ahead to cancel the results of all candidates confirmed to be involved in any form of examination malpractice.
The Council after completing the marking of the 2021 WASSCE for School scripts is yet to release the results of candidates who participated in the international examination conducted from August 16 to October 8, 2021.
A source close to WAEC Friday told EducationWeb results processing, as well as other post-examination activities, are currently ongoing. “The results at the appropriate time will be made available for candidates to check,” he added.
He urged students, relevant stakeholders and the public to treat as false any information or purported statement indicating the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the 2021 WASSCE results online.
The 2021 international examination results the inside source said when released will be published only on the WAEC results checking portal at https://ghana.waecdirect.org/ for prospective candidates to access.
“I will advise the general public particularly WASSCE graduates who sat for the examination to be wary of websites announcing the release of the results and of persons who promise to upgrade results for a fee,” he told us in an email.
Started on August 16, 2021, a total of 446,321 representing 221,437 males and 234,884 females from 965 Senior High Schools participated in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination administered at 763 exams centres.