The Management of West African Examinations Council has released the withheld results of candidates it suspected engaged in examinations malpractice during the conduct of this year’s WASSCE for School Candidates
This was announced by the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare who petitioned the Council to as a matter of urgency release the withheld results of candidates not found guilty.
“WAEC has released my pipo’s results. Hon. Napo, you too Thank You. I am told you piled pressure on WAEC after we petitioned”, he stated.
The Examinations Council is however yet to announce the release of the results it delayed to members of the general public and candidates.
The non-profit-making organization usually withheld results of candidates when it suspects engaged in examination malpractice during and after the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
The Examinations Council after suspecting such an illegal act launches investigation into the matter and only releases the withheld results after the conclusion of the investigation or scrutiny of scripts.
According to WAEC, the investigation process will not take longer than 31 days or one (1) month but in some cases, it does as the Council has not specified any date concerning the release of withheld results.
However, it assures that it will release the results once a final decision is taken by the management of the non-profit-making organization. The results will be released in batches but not at once.
When your results are still withheld after an abnormal period of time you may be called to the WAEC office in your region or at the WAEC-Ghana headquarters in Accra to make a statement concerning the examination malpractice.
Some results are released one-week after investigation, but in some cases, it takes a longer period of time depending on how serious the malpractice is.
The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) currently has withheld the results of over 60,000 candidates from 122 Senior High Schools (SHSs).