WAEC Releases 2022 WASSCE Provisional Results
RELEASE OF PROVISIONAL RESULTS FOR THE WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE) FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES, 2022
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) wishes to announce for the information of the general public that it has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 (Ghana Only Version). The Council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire may access their results at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org.
Following a request from the Ghana Education Service (GES), the results of 8,486 candidates who failed to return learning support materials supplied to them and/or destroyed school property cannot be accessed online at the Council’s website. The affected candidates are advised to visit their schools for their results.
A total number of 422,883 candidates made up of 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 schools entered for the examination. This figure is 5.25% lower than the 2021 entry figure of 446,352. A total number of 2,818 (0.67%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.
- The performance of candidates with respect to the four Core Subjects is shown in Table 1.
TABLE 1: PERFORMANCE OF CANDIDATES IN THE CORE SUBJECTS – WASSCE (SC) 2022
NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF CANDIDATES OBTAINING
A1 – C6
- The comparative performance of candidates in the Core Subjects in the WASSCE (SC) from 2020 to 2022 is shown in Table 2.
TABLE 2: THREE-YEAR (2020-2022) PERFORMANCE STATISTICS IN THE CORE SUBJECTS FOR WASSCE (SC)
Table 2 shows an upward trend in the performance of candidates at Grade C6 and better in Social Studies over the three-year period (2020-2022).
English Language, Mathematics (Core) and Integrated Science, showed a fluctuating trend in the performance of candidates over the three-year period (2020-2022).
- The Subject Results of 3,845 candidates have been cancelled for sending foreign material into the examination hall.
- The Entire Results of 518 candidates have been cancelled for sending mobile phones into the examination hall.
- The Entire Results of 117 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged cases of impersonation detected during the examination.
- The scripts of candidates from 179 schools in certain subjects are being scrutinised for reported cases of collusion.
The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.
WRONGFUL MENTION OF ACTION SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL, MADINA IN THE COUNCIL’S SECOND UPDATE
During the Council’s Second Update to the media on September 16, 2022, Action Secondary Technical School, Madina was wrongly cited as one of the schools caught engaging in Syndicate Cheating. The school that should have been named in the alleged case of Syndicate Cheating was Madina Senior High School, who were writing their examination at Action Secondary Technical School (ASTS). The Council deeply regrets any embarrassment caused to ASTS as a result of the error.
The Council is cautioning all stakeholders, especially candidates, to be on the alert and not fall prey to the activities of scammers who promise to upgrade results for a fee. Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated using the results verification system or by downloading the WAEC QR Code. Institutions are also urged to always verify results presented to them to expose incidents of forgery.
The Council wishes to express its most sincere gratitude to all stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Heads of School, Examination Officials, the Security Agencies, Corruption Watch, Africa Education Watch and Examiners, for their support and co-operation before, during and after the conduct of the examination.