First WASSCE results of Akufo-Addo's 'Free SHS' released

First WASSCE results of Akufo-Addo's 'Free SHS' released

- The West African Examinations Council has released the results of the 2020 WASSCE examinations

- Reports have it that this year's results have seen a marked improvement over past years

- The results are for the first batch of President Akufo-Addo's Free SHS Policy

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in 2020 in Ghana.

Graphic Online has information that indicates that the results are one of the best in Ghana in recent times.

A statement dated Friday, November 13, 2020, signed and issued by the Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said the release of the results follows the completion of all post-examination processes.

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The provisional results indicate that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in English Language and Mathematics (Core) in 2020 as compared to 2019.

English Language – 48.96% in 2019 to 57.34% in 2020

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Mathematics (Core) – 65.31% in 2019 to 65.71% in 2020

On the other hand, Integrated Science and Social Studies recorded a decline in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in 2020 as compared to 2019 as follows:

InIntegrated Science – 63.17% in 2019 to 52.3% in 2020

Social Studies – 75.43% in 2019 to 64.31% in 2020

WAEC explained in the press statement that the results of the candidates will be dispatched to their schools and candidates have therefore been advised to contact their heads of school for their results.

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Meanwhile, WAEC has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council’s website –

“The Council hereby cautions all stakeholders, especially candidates, to be ware of fake results websites and the activities of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee.”

”Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated. Institutions are therefore urged to always verify results presented to them to expose incidents of forgery,” it added.

The statistics released by WAEC indicate a total of 375,763 candidates from 976 schools entered for the examination.

This figure is 8.6 percent higher than the 2019 candidature of 346,098.

The 2020 entry figure was made up of 187,581 (49.9%) males and 188,182 (50.1%) females.

A total of 3,343 (0.89%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

In a bit of unfortunate news, earlier reported that multiple award-winning veteran Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie, has reacted with great sadness to the passing of former president Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

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In a post sighted by on the official Instagram page of the actor, he eulogized the former Ghanaian leader and prayed that he would rest in peace.

Pete Edochie is not the first non-Ghanaian celeb to commiserate with Ghana over the sudden passing of former president Rawlings as Nigerian singer Davido has also done same.

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