The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has urged the public to disregard a fake statement about the ranking of Ghanaian Senior High Schools (SHS) following the release of 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates (WASSCE)
The fake statement that went viral on social media had the St. James Seminary Senior High School as the best performing Ghanaian school in the 2018 WASSCE with a 98.80 average percentage of passes followed by St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary (94.97%) and Opoku Ware Senior High School (88.23%) in second and third place respectively.
Wesley Girls Senior High School (87.60%) and Holy Child Senior High School (87.53%) purportedly also placed fourth and fifth respectively.
The fake ranking
WAEC in a statement signed by its Head, Public Affairs, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe and issued on Friday, July 20, dissociated itself from the above information stressing that it did not emanate from the Council.
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"The Council wishes to dissociate itself from the above information and to state emphatically that it has not ranked schools based on WASSCE results, neither has it issued any statement to that effect," the statement said.
"Members of the public are urged to disregard the alleged statement as it is not emanating from the Council".