Co-ordination and marking of the scripts of candidates who sat for the 2021 WASSCE have been completed but results processing, as well as other post-examination activities, are ongoing, a WAEC staff has told EducationWeb.
The WAEC official disclosed exclusively to EducationWeb.com.gh on Friday this giving an update on the just ended 2021 edition of the just ended West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates for School.
His comment comes after a purported statement the Management of the said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has described as fake circulating on various social media platforms said the provisional results are out.
According to the fake statement said the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has withheld the results of about 388 candidates adding that “it is pending the conclusion of an investigation into the examination malpractice.”
It also said the scripts of candidates from some Senior High Schools (SHSs) in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny. The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcomes of the investigations.
But, reacting to the allegation, the Council member said his outfit at the appropriate time will communicate the release of the 2021 WASSCE for School results to members of the general public, stakeholders and prospective candidates.
“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 noted.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) staff cautioned the general public particularly candidates to be wary of websites announcing the release of the results and of persons who promise to upgrade results for a fee.
“These are activities of fraudsters and all stakeholders are hereby alerted accordingly. Furthermore, the Council urges all institutions to always authenticate results presented to them,” he advised the general public and candidates.
A total of 446,321 representing 221,437 boys and 234,884 girls from 965 schools (651 public schools and 314 private schools) sat for the just-ended international examination administered at 763 exams centres nationwide.
Started on Monday, August 16, 2021, with the Visual Art project work, the 2021 edition of the WASSCE for School Candidates ended smoothly on Friday, October 8, 2021, despite cases of questions leakages and malpractice.