The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in 2020 in Ghana.
News sources indicate that the results is one of the best in Ghana in recent times.
A statement issued by the Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said the release of the results follows the completion of all post-examination processes.
The provisional results indicate that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in English Language and Mathematics (Core) in 2020 as compared to 2019.
On the other hand, Integrated Science and Social Studies recorded a decline in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in 2020 as compared to 2019.
WAEC explained in the press statement that the results of the candidates will be dispatched to their schools and candidates have therefore been advised to contact their heads of school for their results.
WAEC has also posted the results online and candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council’s website – www.waecgh.org.
“The Council cautioned all stakeholders, especially candidates, to beware of fake results websites and the activities of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee.”
It added that Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated. Institutions are therefore urged to always verify results presented to them to expose incidents of forgery.
The statistics released by WAEC indicate a total of 375,763 candidates from 976 schools entered for the examination. This figure is 8.6 percent higher than the 2019 candidature of 346,098.
The 2020 entry figure was made up of 187,581 (49.9%) males and 188,182 (50.1%) females. A total of 3,343 (0.89%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.
In the meantime, scripts of candidates from 122 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny, the statement added.
It said the withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.