General News of Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Provisional results of the 2017 May/June West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) have been released, according to the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The results are currently on the website of the nation’s exam-supervising body as the hard copies are being readied to be despatched to the various schools. Candidates can, therefore, access the results online.
In a statement on Wednesday, WAEC cautioned candidates against impostors who promise changing results, stating that its results are well secure and authenticated.
Entire results of candidates from 185 schools have been withheld, pending conclusion of investigations into malpractices detected during and after the examinations.
Results of candidates from 31 out of the 185 schools were detected with the Item Differentia profile (IDP) software, which showed cheating in the objective tests.
From the results, there were improvements in passes (A1-C6) in English Language and Mathematics while slight drops were recorded in Integrated Science and Social Studies. For English Language, 155,077, representing 54.06 per cent obtained between A1 and C6 while 73,409 (25.59%) clocked between D7 and E8.
Fifty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-one (58, 351), representing 20.35 per cent, had F9. For Mathematics, 122,450 (42.73%) had A1-C6 while 106, 024 (37%) had D7-E8. A total of 58,070 (20.27) had F9.
In Integrated Science, 125204 (43.66%) passed (A1-C6) while 84851 (29.59%) obtained D7-E8. About 26.75 per cent, translating to 76,693 failed (F9).
Sixty-seven thousand and seventy-eight (67,078) failed in Social Studies while 149, 806 passed (A1-C6). Sixty-nine thousand, seven hundred and ninety-five (69,795) obtained between D7 and E8. Waec expressed gratitude to its stakeholders including the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, Ghana Police Service for a successful conduct of the exams.