The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of 21,458 out of 22,270 candidates whose results were initially withheld due to examination malpractices.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the cleared results have been processed, and candidates can access their placements starting today, Monday, December 11, 2023.
However, the results of the remaining 812 candidates are still withheld.
“We have 21,458 released, and we have worked on them. So, by Monday, if they check on the portal, they will see their placement. Initially, all those candidates could not access their placement, but now they can. Now we have 812 candidates whose results are yet to be released, and we will work on that,” Madam Cassandra noted.
It will be recalled that WAEC cancelled the subject results of 312 school candidates and three private candidates in November due to reported cases of using foreign materials like prepared notes and textbooks during the examination.
The decision followed investigations into irregularities detected during the examination and marking of scripts.
WAEC disclosed that the 34th Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for BECE, held on Monday, November 6 2023, approved the cancellation of “the entire results of 41 school candidates and one private candidate for possession of mobile phones in the examination hall.”
Additionally, they withheld the “subject results of 180 school candidates and four private candidates for various suspected offences as well as the entire results of 110 school candidates and two private candidates for various suspected offences.”
“The examination body is scrutinizing the scripts of 22,270 candidates in certain subjects for reported cases of mass cheating, with the possibility of cancelling or releasing their results based on the outcome of investigations”, a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, John Kapi on November 9, 2023, stated.