Release of 2023 WASSCE Results: The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has officially announced the provisional results for the 2023 Ghana-only version of the WASSCE for school candidates.
Release of 2023 WASSCE Results
In a press statement released on December 18, 2023, WAEC indicated that access details would be provided to school heads to view their candidates’ results.
According to WAEC, the 2023 results mark a significant improvement over the past four years (2020–2023). The performance statistics demonstrate notable advancements, showcasing the best results recorded in this timeframe.
The results have been made available online on the council’s website for candidates to access. However, WAEC has blocked the results of 4,878 candidates for failing to return learning support materials provided by their schools, urging these candidates to contact their respective schools.
WAEC cautioned stakeholders against fraudulent individuals offering result upgrades for a fee, affirming that its results are secure and can be verified through the Council’s results authentication system using the WAEC QR code.
WAEC revealed several irregularities resulting in consequences for candidates:
- Cancellation of Subject Results: 3,647 candidates had their subject results annulled for carrying unauthorized materials into examination halls.
- Entire Results Cancellation: 839 candidates faced complete result cancellations for possessing mobile phones during exams.
- Results Withholding: The subject results of 4,280 candidates and the entire results of 1,005 others were withheld due to various suspected offences.
WASSCE Results Performance
- A total of 448,674 candidates, comprising 212,453 males and 236,221 females from 975 schools, sat for the exam, marking a 5.8% increase from 2022’s entry figure.
- A minimal number of 3,404 candidates (0.75%) were absent from the examination.
After investigations into reported irregularities, WAEC’s Ghana Examinations Committee approved the following actions:
- Cancellation and Withholding: Subject results and entire results were cancelled or withheld for certain candidates due to various offences, including collusion and the use of AI-generated answers. Investigations into these cases are ongoing, and results may be released or cancelled based on findings.
The withheld results are subject to the outcome of these ongoing investigations, providing a glimpse into the challenges faced during the 2023 WASSCE Ghana exams.