WAEC releases WASSCE 2018 results; 26,434 results withheld

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WASSCE candidates writing their exam

Results of 26,434 candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) this year have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of malpractices. This was made known by WAEC in a press statement.

“The entire results of 26,434 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 withheld results of candidates will be cancelled if found culpable, or released if otherwise.” the statement said.

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Release of Provisional results

“The Council will despatch the results to the schools and candidates are advised to contact their heads of school for their results,” a statement said.

A total of 316,999 candidates sat for the exams, 9.6 percent higher than the 2017 candidature of 289,207.

Candidates were made up of 158,550 (50.02 %) males and 158,449 (49.98%) females. 946 Senior High institutions participated in this year’s exams. A total of 1,378 (0.43%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination In the statement, the council added that results have been uploaded online. Candidates who wish to check their results can do so on 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 warned.

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