The West African Exams Council after a technical difficulty took the WASSCE result portal (https://eresults.wacgh.org) offline in the 2021 academic year has said there will be no case of downtime of the result checking portal this year.
The assurance follows an unfortunate incident which forced the Council to shut down https://eresults.wacgh.org over changes in the results of students who sat for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, the organization said a technical hitch on their system caused the Friday, December 10, 2021 outage of the results portal leading to changes in the results of 2021 WASSCE graduates.
“One of the Council’s platforms, https://eresults.waecgh.org used for checking of results experienced a technical hitch on Friday, 10th December 2021 between 4.45 p.m. and 6.00 p.m,” a spokeswoman for WAEC said in a statement.
The 2021 WASSCE result portal incident resulted in subjects that originally had Grade B3 with the interpretation, GOOD being changed to Grade A1 with the interpretation GOOD still showing, clearly indicating an error in the system.
But an official of the non-profit-making organization who spoke to AcademicWeek.com on condition of anonymity said adequate measures to ensure that this year’s WASSCE result-checking website works smoothly and user friendly.
“Unlike last year when the WASSCE result portal experienced downtime due to a technical problem, we can assure students, stakeholders and the general public such an issue will not be recounted this year,” the WAEC official said.
He said that students this year will check the 2022 WASSCE results only at https://ghana.waecdirect.org/ and not https://eresults.wacgh.org which was used by last year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination graduates.
Asked when the provisional results of students who participated in the Ghana version of the international examination will be released online, he said WAEC in due course will communicate the release of the 2022 WASSCE School results.
“The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) at the appropriate time this year will communicate the release of the provisional results of students who sat for the examination on its official website,” the official noted.
A total of 422,883 candidates representing 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 Senior High Schools across the country participated in the just-ended Ghana version of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.