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WAEC releases 2023 WASSCE results

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Provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2023 Ghana Only Version of WASSCE for school candidates have been released by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).

WAEC in a press statement dated December 18, 2023 said it will make available login details to heads of schools to enable them access the results of their candidates.

This is the best results in the last four years from 2020 to 2023, per the performance statistics released by WAEC.

Meanwhile, the results have been hosted online and candidates who so desire may access their results at the Council’s website.

Blocked results

The results of 4,878 candidates have been blocked for failing to return learning support materials supplied to them by their schools and such candidates are to contact their schools, WAEC said.

WAEC has cautioned all its stakeholders to be wary of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee.

“Candidates are to note that WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated using its results verification system. The WAEC QR code can be downloaded and used to verify results.”

Explaining, WAEC said subject results of 3,647 candidates have been cancelled for bringing foreign material like prepared notes, text books, and printed material into the examination halls.

In addition to that, the entire results of 839 candidates have also been cancelled for possession of mobile phones in the examination halls.

The subject results of 4,280 candidates and the entire results of 1,005 candidates have been withheld for various suspected offences.

Performance Statistics

A total number of 448,674 candidates made up of 212,453 males and 236,221 females from 975 schools entered for the examination.

This figure is 5.8% higher than the 2022 entry figure of 422,883.

A total number of 3,404 (0.75%) were absent from the examination.

The performance of candidates with respect to the four Core Subjects is shown in the tables below.

WASSCE results
Performance of candidates in the core subjects – WASSCE (SC) 2023

Four-year performance statistics in the core subjects for WASSCE (SC) 2020 – 2023
Examination irregularities

WAEC said following completion of investigations into some of the cases of irregularity reported during the conduct of the examination at the 35th meeting of the Ghana Examinations Committee, held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 it has been approved that:

(1) Cancellation of Subject Results of 3,647 candidates for bringing foreign material like prepared notes, text books, and printed material into the examination halls;

(2) Cancellation of Entire Results of 839 candidates for possession of mobile phones in the examination halls;

(3) Withholding of Subject Results of 4,280 candidates and the Entire Results of 1,005 for various suspected offences

“Yet still, some subject results of candidates from 235 schools have been withheld for collusion and the use of artificial intelligence generated answers. These cases are still under investigation. The withheld results of these candidates may be released or cancelled depending on the outcome of investigations,” it said.

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