Wassce Results Out,85 Schools in trouble as results of candidates have been withheld

    /    Aug 10, 2016   /     NewsBreak  /    1 Comments  /    5092 Views
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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released provisional examination results for the May/June 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

In a statement signed and issued by the Deputy Director of the council Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe, the entire results of candidates presented by 85 schools have been withheld pending  investigations into alleged case of mass cheating .

According to the Council,the withheld results will be cancelled if candidates are found guilty of mass cheating or will be released if it turns out otherwise.

The examination body, in the release has given a breakdown of the 274,262 candidates who sat for the exams.

Entire results of 598 candidates have been cancelled while thirteen candidates have also had their entire results cancelled and banned from partaking in any examination whatsoever from WAEC for the next two years while 1,576 candidates had their subject results cancelled.

According to the statement, with the aid of the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software, 2,293 candidates were identified to have cheated in three core subjects namely English Language,Mathematics,Integrated Science and had their relevant subject results cancelled.

The council,further states that the general performance of candidates in the 2016 exams remarkably improved over that of 2015.

The statement gave a statistical breakdown of student’s performance in the core subjects.

125,065 candidates obtained between A1 and C6, while 59,725 scored between D7 and E8, with 46,595 scoring F9 in the English Language.

In Mathematics, 77,108 obtained A1-C6, while 65,007 obtained D7-E8, with 89,477 scoring F9.

It said 113,933 of the candidates had between A1-C6 in Integrated Science, while 75,938 obtained D7-E8 and 42,519 of them had F9.

Furthermore, in Social Studies, it said, 129,058 obtained A1-C6, while 53,824 obtained D7-E8, with 49,198 obtaining F9.

The exams council says it  was in the process of dispatching the results to the schools and candidates were advised to contact their heads of schools for their results.

“Meanwhile, the council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire may access their results at the council’s website,” it said.

“The council is alerting members of the public, especially candidates, to be wary of impostors who promise to change examination results for a fee.

“The activities of these persons are being investigated and culprits will be brought to book. Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are well secured and can be authenticated and persons with forged results will be exposed,” the statement said.

A total of 274,262 candidates entered for the examination, representing a two per cent rise over the figure for 2015 which was 268,764.

The 2016 entry figure was made up of 141,524 (51.60 per cent) males and 132,738 (48.40 per cent) females.

The examination was conducted for 897 participating schools.

A total of 1,552 (0.57 per cent) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

“The council wishes to express its deepest appreciation to all stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service (GES), supervisors, invigilators, the Ghana Police Service, examiners and all who in various ways helped in the successful conduct of the examination and the timeous release of the results,” the statement added.

 

Source: Kingsley Opoku-Amoako|Kapital971.com

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    • olu kimi October 13, 2017

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