The management of the West African Examinations Council after it released the 2022 WASSCE for School results on December 1, 2022, has explained symbols and their interpretation on its examination result statement form.
Announcing the release of the results in a statement shared with AcademicWeek.com, the Council said some 8,486 students who sat for the Ghana version of WASSCE will not be able to check their 2022 WASSCE results online.
The not-for-profit-making organization (WAEC) explained that such candidates who sat for the Ghana version of the international exams failed to return learning support materials supplied to them and/or destroyed school property.
“Following a request from the 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,” WAEC said.
It also indicated subject results of 3,845 students have been cancelled for sending foreign materials to the examination hall. The entire results of 518 candidates the Examinations Council said have also been cancelled for the same offence.
“The entire results of 117 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of the investigation into alleged cases of impersonation detected during the examination,” the management of the organization disclosed in the statement.
Explaining the symbols and their interpretation on the statement of result form, the Council said X indicates absence, C means cancelled, P for pending and W for withheld (investigation into cases of malpractice).
In an interview with an official of WAEC, he said the West African Examinations Council will release 2022 withheld WASSCE results after the conclusion of an investigation into the suspected cases of examination malpractice.
The investigation process, the staff of WAEC said will not take longer than 31 days however he indicated in some cases, it does take longer as the West African Examinations Council has not specified any date to release the WASSCE results.
“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 exams malpractice,” he said.
According to him, some withheld results of candidates are released one week after the conclusion of the investigation adding that “but in some cases, it takes a longer period of time depending on how serious the malpractice is.”
A total number of 422,883 candidates made up of 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 schools entered the examination. A total number of 2,818 (0.67%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.