WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE results; cancels papers of 2,383 candidates

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE),

According to WAEC, the release follows the completion of all its post-examination processes.

“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) wishes to inform its numerous public that it has released provisional results of candidates, who sat for the WASSCE for School candidates, 2020 in Ghana. This follows  the completion of all post-examination processes.”

“The results of the candidates will be dispatched to their schools,” the statement added.

WAEC made this known in a statement it issued today, Friday, November 13, 2020.

Meanwhile, the subject results of some 2,383 have been cancelled.

This, WAEC explains, is as a result of alleged examination malpractices by those candidates.

“The subject results of 2,383 candidates have been cancelled for engaging in collusion, bringing foreign materials to the examination hall, and tearing part of their question papers to solicit assistance,” the statement added.

About 2020 WASSCE

The 2020 WASSCE commenced on July 20, 2020, and ended on Saturday, September 5.

The examination was written by 313,897 candidates across the country.

It began with practical subjects like basketry, painting and woodwork for Visual Arts candidates.

Despite measures by the WAEC to ensure a smooth process, the examination had its fair share of rumoured question leaks purported to have originated from the Council.

Some candidates rioted over the strict invigilation at their centres and, in the process, destroyed school property while using unsavoury language against state officials.

The students who engaged in the unruly behaviour were dismissed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) but President Akufo-Addo intervened and asked that they be given a second chance.

A total of 375,763 candidates from 976 schools sat for the examination representing “8.6% higher than the 2019 candidates of 346,098. The 2020 entry figure was made up of 187,581 (49.9%) males and 188,182 (50.1%) females.”

Read the full statement from WAEC below:

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