The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who wrote the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The examination body however withheld results of 48,855 (14.12%) candidates pending conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.
This was disclosed in a statement released by WAEC.
The alleged malpractices include bringing foreign material such as prepared notes, printed material and mobile phones to the examination hall, collusion among candidates, planned cheating which occurred with the connivance of some supervisors and school authorities.
WAEC noted that: “the withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations”
The results have been sent to the various schools and has also posted on the council’s website.
Breakdown of Results
The performance of the candidates in regard to the four core subjects are as follows:
English Language: 167,733 (96%) obtained A1-C6; 100,781 (29.42%) obtained D7-E8 while 74,038 (21.61%) had F9;
Mathematics (Core): 223,737 (31%) obtained A1-C6; 72,408 (21%) obtained D7-E8 while 46,384 (13.54%) had F9;
Integrated Science: 216,095 (63.17%) obtained A1-C6; 91,151 (27%) obtained D7-E8 while 34,825 (10.18%) had F9;
Social Studies: 257,838 (75.43%) obtained A1-C6; 52,983 (15.50%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 30,970 (9.06%) had F9.
A total of 346,094 candidates participated in the exams nationwide.
The figure is 9.2% higher than the 2018 candidature of 316,999.
The entry figure was made up of 170,857 (49.37%) males and 175,237 (50.63%) females.
The examination was conducted for 987 participating schools.
A total of 2,322 (0.67%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.