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Sun, Oct

WAEC releases withheld results

West African Examination Council

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the  the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results of candidates of the 185 schools whose entire results were withheld for various examination malpractices.

This follows the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractices detected during and after the conduct of the examination.


The Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, in an interview, however, said “this is with the exception of specific subjects of individual students who were caught cheating”.

“These include those queried or invited for questioning but are yet to respond. That is, for instance, if you were caught cheating in History, you will have access to your other results except History,” she explained.

Mrs Teye-Cudjoe further explained that the results of all the candidates had been released and that any candidate who did not get the results of any of the subjects might have had that particular subject cancelled.

Check results

She said the results of the candidates were being dispatched to the schools and was confident that within the shortest possible time, the results would be at the schools and candidates could contact their heads of schools for them.

Mrs Teye-Cudjoe urged affected candidates to check the WAEC website with the scratch card to ascertain the status of their results.

Beware of imposters

The council alerted members of the public, especially candidates, to be wary of impostors who would promise to change examination results for a fee.

It said candidates were to note that all WAEC results were secure and could be authenticated and that persons with forged results would be exposed.


A total of 289,210 candidates entered for the examination.

The number of candidates was 5.45 per cent higher than the 274,262 who wrote the examination in 2016.

The number of candidates who registered to write the exam in 2017 comprised 147,591, representing 51 per cent males, and 141,619, constituting 49 per cent females.

Out of the 289,210 candidates, 1,732, representing 0.60 per cent absented themselves from writing the examination.