The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially released the provisional results of candidates for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
In a statement on Wednesday, the Council’s Head of Public Affairs, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, disclosed that the entire results of some 3,667 students have been withheld.
According to her, the move is to facilitate the investigation into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after papers.
“The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being scrutinised.
“The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations,” she explained.
For those whose results have been published, Mrs Teye-Cudjoe said the Council will provide login details to Heads of schools to enable them to print their candidates’ results.
She also noted that the results have been made available online, as such, “candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council’s website or dial the short code *944#.”
She, however, warned candidates against using dubious means to change their grades.
According to her, “all WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated. Institutions are, therefore, urged always to verify results presented to them to expose incidents of forgery.”
A total of 446,352 candidates, made up of 221,439 (49.6 %) males and 224,913 (50.4 %) females from 965 schools sat for the 2021 WASSCE in September.
The figure, according to WAEC, is 18.8% higher than the 2020 figure of 375,763 who took the exams.
However, a total of 3,545 (0.79 %) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.
Read the full statement below:
WASSCE(SC) 2021 PERFORMANCE OF CANDIDATES
The performance of the candidates with respect to the four core subjects are as follows:
English Language: Al-C6 – 238,819 (54.08%) D7 50,255 (11.38%) E8 – 39,760 (9.00%) F9 – 61,778 (13.99%)
Mathematics (Core): Al-C6 – 238,539 (54.11 %) D7 39,547 (8.97%) E8 – 45,526 (10.33%) F9 – 88,631 (20.11%)
Integrated Science: Al-C6 – 289,329 (65.70%) E8 – 41,686 (9.47%) D7 66,178 (15.03%) F9 – 20,599 (4.68%)
Social Studies: Al-C6 – 290,545 (66.03%) E8 – 33,671 (7.65%) D7 41,506 (9.43%) F9 – 64,184 (14.59%)
The provisional results indicate, as shown in the table above, that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at grades A1 to C6 in Integrated Science and Social Studies in 2021 as against 2020.
On the other hand, English Language and Mathematics (Core) recorded a decline in the performance of candidates at grades A1 to C6 in 2021 as compared to 2020.
A total number of 1,339 subject results and 174 entire results have been cancelled for various examination malpractices such as bringing foreign material including mobile phones into the examination hall, tearing off parts of question papers and collusion.
This follows the approval of the 31st Meeting of the Ghana Examinations Committee held in October 2021.
The entire results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.
The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being scrutinised.
The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.
The Council wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to all stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, the Security Agencies and Examiners, for their support and co-operation during the conduct of the examination and release of results.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR 2021 WASSCE RESULTS
The Council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire, may access their results by clicking on the tab below:
- Enter your Index Number.
- Select the Type of Examination (e.g. WASSCE).
- Select your Examination Year eg. 2003.
- Enter the Serial Number found on the Voucher.
- Enter the 12-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Voucher eg. 012345678912.
- Confirm your Index Number and Examination Year. This is to ensure that your examination information is correct.
- Click on Submit and wait for the display in the popup window. This may take several minutes.