An Education think tank, Africa Education Watch has petitioned the West African Examinations Council over the delay in the release of more than 60,000 candidates WASSCE results from at least 122 Senior High Schools.
This comes after WAEC on Friday, November 13, 2020, released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2020 edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) online.
The Examinations council, however, indicated it has withheld the results of over 60,000 candidates from 122 Senior High Schools for their alleged involvement in examination malpractice, an act it cautioned students of.
The Education Watch in support of the scrutiny of candidates scripts to ascertain suspicions of examination malpractices has however raised concerns about the unjustified delays in the investigative process.
According to Watch, the non-profit-making organization in 2019 withheld the results of over 45,000 students under similar pretext but at the end, many candidates who were cleared of the alleged malpractice had their results released to them only after the closure of admissions to tertiary institutions.
The Education Think thank this time is urging the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to speed up the process of their investigations in other not to deny innocent candidates their right to enrol in a tertiary institution in the 2020/21 academic year.
It in a statement shared with Georgeweb.org appealed that “as the case was last year we are appealing to you to intervene by ensuring WAEC releases the said results in real-time, to enable those who will eventually qualify for tertiary admissions in the 2020/21 academic year to progress in January 2021.