The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has issued preliminary results for 52,974 private applicants who took the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The results of 696 applicants accused of various forms of examination misconduct have been withheld pending the outcome of investigations.
“These malpractices include, among other things, introducing foreign materials and mobile phones into examination halls, impersonation, collusion, and seeking external aid.”
Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, Head of Public Affairs, WAEC National Office, issued and signed a statement in Accra on Wednesday.
The withheld results will be provided as soon as the Council completed its investigations, according to the announcement, and “candidates may examine their results online at www.waecgh.org.”
The message warned applicants to be on the lookout for scammers who would contact them with the promise of improving their scores for free via mobile money transfers.
It reassured the public that the Council’s database was secure and that “results could be authenticated.”
The Council stated that institutions and organizations wishing to authenticate or verify results provided to them should use its verification or conformation service, which is available online at WAEC’s website.
“The results printout can also be validated by scanning the encrypted QR Code on the printout using a downloadable version of WAEC GH or Code Reader.”
52,974 private candidates took the 2021 WASSCE.