The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says results of prospective candidates are withheld when they have not been released by the Council even though the results of the examination have been officially released.
The Examinations Council in a blogpost sighted by Georgeweb.org on its website said this usually happens when those candidates are being investigated for their alleged involvement in examination malpractices.
According to WAEC, the withheld results will be released as soon as the investigations are completed and decisions are taken on their cases.
Georgeweb.org understands that those whose results are withheld is to wait until mid-November this year as the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) decides whether the results would be released or not.
“Held’ means candidates violated the rules & regulations guiding the conduct of the examination. WAEC will meet to decide on that.
The Council further explained that candidates with “outstanding” results, means the results are pending because of errors or mistakes made by candidates. the results will however be released after being corrected.
“Outstanding’ means pending. Errors made by candidates during registration and or examination are being corrected and results will be released after necessary corrections are done.
However, in cases of cancelled results, a definite decision has been taken to declare the candidate’s performance in a subject or the entire examination null and void because the candidate engaged in malpractice before, during or after the examination.
The decision will be formally made to the candidate or his/her school authorities by the non-profit making organization (WAEC).
Here’s why WAEC has withheld your 2020 WASSCE result
Following the above explanations from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), We have conducted a little research on some possible causes and also ways to ensure your result is released as at when due.
1) Double handwriting: a little notice of any change in your Answer booklet is an automatic violation of the rule laid by WAEC. Never give your Answer booklet to anyone to assist you to write anything and you should also ensure to maintain the same pattern of handwriting to save your self from trouble.
2) Rude behaviour and good conduct: many candidate results were withheld for lack of good conduct and behaviour. No student, teacher have the right to behave rudely to any official staff of the exam body. The staff should be respected in all ramifications. A single look at your exam registration number may lead to a problem if you offend any of the exam officials.
3) Mass cheating and impersonation: impersonation is very common in the internal exam and if it was discovered that someone was present in your absence, you may never see your result Again.
4) Copy Paste: one of the rules that govern the exam body clearly frown at the habit of partnership in the examination. It’s not advisable to copy from the person sitting close or far away from you.
Writing this same word and answer may lead to a serious problem and may result in withheld the result.
5) Cheating: Cheating in the exam hall is the biggest offence any student can commit. Any candidate that is caught with an authorised material in the exam hall will definitely rewrite the exam.
It’s against the rule and cheats is greatly condemn. Cheating may lead to partial or complete cancellation of the result. Stay Away from cheating.
6) Centres Known Misconduct: Some centres have always been known for mass cheating and these centres have been marked by the Council. Any centre indulge in the habit of mass cheating is likely to be blacklisted.
At such centres, about 70% or 100% of the candidates may have their results withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).