The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A statement from the examination body indicated that “the entire results of 48,855 (14.12%) candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct od the examination.”
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.
“The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations”, the statement added.
A total of 346,094 candidates participated in the exams nationwide.
The Council will despatch the results to the schools and candidates are advised to contact their heads of school for their results.
Meanwhile, WAEC has also hosted the results online and candidates who so desire may access their results at its website.
The Council alerted members of the public especially candidates to be wary of impostors, who promise to change examination results for a fee.
“Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are well secured and can be authenticated. Persons with forged results will be exposed,” WAEC warned.