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The West African Examination Council has cancelled the entire results of 453 students who took part in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A total of 1,859 students also had their subject results cancelled as eight candidates, who had their entire results cancelled, will not be able to sit for WAEC’s exams for two years.
Furthermore, 185 schools have the entire results of their candidates being withheld pending the conclusion of investigations.
The WAEC, which made these known at a press conference in Accra, noted that the malpractices recorded were exposed due to the effective strategies that was made operational during the exams that came off in May/June.
The provisional results of the 2015 WASSCE can, however, be accessed by candidates online while the hard copies have been dispatched to the various schools.
A total of 268,812 students from 810 schools sat the examinations. But 1,015 of them were absent.
WAEC indicate only 25.29% of candidates who took the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) obtained A1-C6 in mathematics while 29.75% had D7-E8 and 37.17% had F9.
The result of Integrated Science also revealed that only 23.63% obtained A1-C6 while 39.19% got D7-E8 and 37.17% had F9.
For English language, 50.29% of candidates obtained A1-C6 while 30.68% obtained D7-E8 and 19.02% had F9.
The Social Studies subjects showed that 51.84% obtained A1-C6, 25.20% got D7-E8 whilst 22.94% had F9.
Very Reverend Sam Nii Nmai Ollenu, Head of National Office of WAEC, disclosed this in Accra at a news briefing to release the provisional results for the May/June 2015 WASSCE.
He said a total of 268,812 candidates took the examination for 810 participating schools, which represented 11% higher than the 2014 candidature of 242,164.
Very Rev Ollenu urged candidates to access their results online on the council’s website.
Very Rev Ollenu said the council has introduced interventions such as the item differentia profile, the biometric registration of candidates, the use of metal detectors and the use of G-Type answer booklets to address examination malpractices.