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WAEC Withholds Results of 289 Candidates for Exam Malpractice

Results to be Released or Cancelled Pending Conclusion of Investigations

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld the results of 289 candidates due to their alleged involvement in various cases of examination malpractices. These malpractices include collusion, impersonation, bringing foreign materials (including mobile phones) into the examination hall, and seeking external assistance. The results will be released or cancelled based on the outcome of investigations.

WAEC has released the second series of provisional results for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2023 Private candidates. A total of 37,825 candidates sat for the exam, comprising 17,389 males and 20,725 females, with 16 visually impaired candidates. However, 1,231 candidates who registered for the exam were absent.

For English Language, 26,579 candidates registered, and 25,422 sat for the exam. Out of these, 16,563 (65.15%) obtained grades A1 to C6, 2,955 (11.62%) obtained grade D7, 2,479 (9.75%) had grade E8, and the rest obtained F9. In Mathematics, 26,553 candidates registered, and 25,055 sat for the exam. 11,260 candidates (44.94%) obtained grades A1 to C6, 3,183 (12.70%) obtained grade D7, and 3,349 obtained E8, with the rest obtaining F9.

For Integrated Science, 24,527 candidates registered, 22,813 sat for the exam, and 11,751 candidates (51.51%) obtained grades A1 to C6. In Social Studies, 18,755 candidates registered, 17,414 sat for the exam, and 15,214 (87.37%) obtained grades A1 to C6.

WAEC reiterated its commitment to ensuring the security of its results database and cautioned the public against scammers promising to upgrade results for a fee. It advised institutions and organizations to verify results directly from WAEC or through the verification service on the WAEC website.

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