WAEC cancels results of 480 WASSCE candidates who brought mobile phones to exams hall

WAEC cancels results of 480 WASSCE candidates who brought mobile phones to exams hall

- About 480 students who sat for the WASSCE will not have their papers marked.

- These candidates defied exam rules and sneaked their mobile phones in.

- This year's examinations saw over 300,000 candidates from Ghana participate.

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The entire results of some 480 candidates who wrote the WASSCE this year have been cancelled.

Examination hall instructions state that no candidate must enter the hall with foreign materials, including mobile phones.

In all, a total of 480 candidates have been punished for flouting this directive.

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This was revealed in a press statement from the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) which also shows that 49,721 candidates of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in Ghana had F9 in Mathematics.

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WAEC cancels results of 480 WASSCE candidates who brought mobile phones to exams hall
WAEC cancels results of 480 WASSCE candidates who brought mobile phones to exams hall
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Even Though the performance of Ghanaian candidates have improved this year, the performance of students in Maths and Science continues to be a problem. In fact, 73,243 Ghanaian candidates also failed in Integrated Science. In total, 375,763 candidates took part in the 2020 examinations from Ghana.

The poor performance in Mathematics and Science continues to be an issue of concern to Ghanaian educational authorities. Even Though innovative programs and incentives have been put up by the government, it seems a chunk of Ghanaian students are just not either interested or versed in the subject.

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The good news is that 67 percent of candidates who sat for the Core Mathematics paper scored A1 in the subject with 52 percent scoring A1 in Integrated Science. This makes the 2020 WASSCE one of the best in recent history - especially under the Free Education Policy by the government.

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Meanwhile, candidates who wish to access their provisional results are to visit www.waecgh.com.

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Nii Ayi Ayitey Nii Ayi Ayitey, aka Charles Ayitey, is an experienced journalist who covered Current Affairs news for Yen.com.gh from 2015-2021. He also worked for such companies as Multimedia Group Limited, Scooper, and Face2Face Africa. Nii Ayi Ayitey holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (2015). Currently, he's studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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