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WAEC releases provisional results of 2017 WASSCE

Accra, July 19, GNA – The West African
Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates
who took the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
for School Candidates.

“The WAEC wishes to inform its numerous
publics that it has released provisional results of candidates who took the
2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates
(WASSCE).

“The Council will despatch the results to the
schools and candidates are advised to contact their heads of school for their
results,” a statement signed by Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjo, the Head of Public
Affairs of WAEC, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Council has posted the results
online and candidates, who so desire, may access their results at the Council’s
website.

“The Council is alerting 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,” the statement said.

STATISTICS

A total of 289,210 candidates entered for the
examination. This figure is 5.45% higher than the 2016 candidature of 274,262.
The 2017 entry figure was made up of 147,591(51%) males and 141,619 (49 %)
females. The examination was conducted for 916 participating schools. A total
of 1,732 ( 0.60%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the
examination.

The performance of the candidates in regard to
the four core subjects are as follows:

        English Language: 155,077 ( 54.06%)
obtained AI-C6; 73,409 (25.59%) obtained D7-E8 while 58,351 (20.35%) had F9;

        Mathematics (Core):  122,450 (42.Z3%) obtained AI-C6;  106,024 (37%) obtained D7-E8 while 58,070 (20.27%)
had F9;

        Integrated Science: 125,204 (43.66 %)
obtained AI-C6, 84,851 (29.59%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 76,693 (26.75 %) had F9;

        Social Studies: 149,806 (52.25%)
obtained AI-C6; 69,795 (24.35%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 67,078 ( 23.40%) had F9.

Based on the provisional results, the
performance at A1-C6 in Mathematics showed a marked improvement over that of
2016 (32.83% to 42.73%), while English Language recorded a slight improvement
(53.19% to 54.06%). On the contrary, Integrated Science showed slight drop from
the 2016 performance (48.48% to 43.66%). Similarly, there was a drop in the
performance in Social Studies (54.93% to 52.25%).

MALPRACTICE

The entire results of candidates from 185
schools have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various
cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the
examination. This includes results of candidates from 31 schools who were
detected by the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software to have cheated in
objective tests.

The withheld results of candidates will be
cancelled if found culpable or released if otherwise.

CONCLUSION

The Council wishes to express its deepest
appreciation to all stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana
Education Service, 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 results.

GNA

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