The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results for the 2019 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
The statistics indicate that the 2019 WASSCE recorded significant improvement in the number of candidates who passed Mathematics (core) and, to an extent, Integrated Science. According to WAEC, 65.31% of the candidates who sat for the exams this year had between A1 and C6 as compared to figures from 2018. About 50.52% of the 346,094 candidates who sat for the exams also had between A1 to C6 in the Integrated Science paper.
“Mathematics (Core) recorded the most significant improvement in A1 to C6 over that of 2018 (38.33% to 65.31%). Also, there was a noticeable improvement in Integrated Science (50.52% to 63.17%) with English Language recording a modest improvement of 46.91% to 48.96%. Social Studies also showed a slight improvement in the performance of candidates (73.27% to 75.43%),” a statement from WAEC stated.
WAEC further indicated in the statement issued by Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, head of Public Affairs (WAEC) that the entire results of 48,855 (14.12%) candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.
The Council will despatch the results to the schools and candidates are advised to contact their headmasters for their results. The Council also alerted members of the public especially candidates to be wary of impostors, who promise to change examination results for a fee.
Below is the full release by WAEC: