WASSCE 2019: Over 26,000 results withheld

WASSCE 2019: Over 26,000 results withheld

- The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released results of the 2019 WASSCE

- Unfortunately, the entire results of some 26,434 candidates have been withheld

- Those results are pending investigation for various exam malpractices

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld the entire results of some 26,434 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

According to a statement signed by Head of Public Affairs for the Head of National Office, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, indicated that the withheld results would be canceled if found culpable, or released if otherwise.

A total of 316,999 candidates sat for the examination. This figure is 9.6% higher than the 2017 candidature of 289,207. The 2019 entry figure was made up of 158,550 (50.02 %) males and 158,449 (49.98%) females. The examination was conducted for 946 participating schools.

READ ALSO: Mahama jabs NPP again; says party is obstacle to development

According to the council, a total of 1,378 (0.43%) 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 147,232 {46.79%) obtained A1-C6; 99,402 (31.60%) obtained D7-E8 while 68,002 (21.61%) had F9;

Mathematics (Core): 120,519 (38.33%) obtained A1-C6; 94,607(30.09%) obtained D7-E8 while 99,275 (31.58%) had F9;

Integrated Science: 158,691 (50.52%) obtained A1-C6; 109,069(34.72%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 46,367 (14.76%) had F9;

Social Studies: 230,141 (73.27%) obtained A1-C6; 46,464 (14.79%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 37,494 (11.94%) had..........

Based on the provisional results, the performance at Al- C6 in Social Studies showed a marked improvement over that of 2017 (52.25% to 73.27%), while Integrated Science recorded a slight improvement (43.66% to 50.52%).

READ ALSO: Gambian soldiers confess to killing 44 Ghanaians under the orders of Jammeh

In other news, two Gambian soldiers working for a hit squad controlled by former President Yahaya Jammeh have admitted to participating in the 2005 execution of 56 West African migrants, including 44 Ghanaians on the orders of Jammeh.

Lieutenant Malick Jatta and Corporal Omar A. Jallow revealed to Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that the migrants were executed by the “Junglers” squad, a paramilitary force that took orders from Jammeh, across the Gambian border in Senegalese territory.

READ ALSO: Touching photos drop from Atta Mills 7 year anniversary celebration

Faces of Ghana: The Kind Teacher Who Spends her Leisure Stitching Students' Uniforms | #Yencomgh

Subscribe to watch new videos

Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?

Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.

Source: Yen.com.gh

Related news
Formerly unemployed lady goes agog after getting a job, a car in 3 months

Formerly unemployed lady goes agog after getting a job, a car in 3 months

Formerly unemployed lady goes agog after getting a job, a car in 3 months
YEN.com.gh
Mailfire view pixel