The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that the subject results of students who scribbled their phone numbers on their answer booklets during the recently concluded WASSCE for School would be canceled.
This was revealed by a member of the Examinations Council in an interview observed by EducationWeb.com.
The Management of the non-profit organization has said that such an act or practice is deemed examination malpractice.
“Candidates who provide their telephone or mobile phone numbers for Examiners to contact them have intents to do evil or conduct a crime, which the West African Examinations Council regards as examination malpractice,” she said.
The WAEC official, on the other hand, said that applicants who sought assistance from an Examiner without including their contact information on the WASSCE answer booklet will have their results published since this is not considered examination misconduct.
According to her, the Ghana Examinations Committee, led by the Director-General of GES, has granted them permission to revoke the results of any candidates who have been verified to have participated in any type of examination misconduct.
After finishing the grading of the 2021 WASSCE for School scripts, the Council has yet to reveal the results of candidates who took part in the worldwide test held from August 16 to October 8, 2021.
According to a source close to WAEC, results processing and other post-examination operations are now underway. “The findings will be made available for applicants to verify at the proper time,” he said.
He asked students, stakeholders, and the general public to disregard any information or alleged statement stating that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) had posted the 2021 WASSCE results online.
According to an inside source, when the 2021 international examination results are issued, they will only be available on the WAEC results checking site at https://ghana.waecdirect.org/ for prospective candidates to view.
“I shall urge the general public, especially WASSCE graduates who sat for the test, to be aware of websites proclaiming the release of the results and of individuals who offer to improve results for a price,” he said in an email.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination, which began on August 16, 2021, drew a total of 446,321 students, including 221,437 men and 234,884 females, from 965 Senior High Schools and was conducted at 763 test centers.