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WASSCE results released; performance in English Language, Core Mathematics declines

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates, who sat for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021 in Ghana. WAEC said it will make available login details to Heads of school to enable them print the statement of results of their candidates.

In a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, WAEC cautioned the candidates against falling prey to the activities of scammers who promise to upgrade results for a fee. According to WAEC, 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 examination. This figure is 18.8% higher than the 2020 figure of 375,763. A total of 3,545 (0.79 %) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

WAEC through the statement indicated that some 54.08 percent of students who sat for the exam passed the English Language. Another 54.11 who sat for the exam passed the mathematics subject while some 65.70 percent of candidates passed in Integrated Science. The statement indicated that 66.03 percent of candidates passed the Social Studies exam.

“The provisional results indicate, 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,” the statement indicated.

Meanwhile, 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”.

“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 scrutinized,” the statement added.

Source:|101.1 MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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