When will WASSCE 2023 pending results be out: The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has temporarily withheld the results of candidates from 235 schools in Ghana who recently sat for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Reasons For Withholding WASSCE Results
According to a December 18th press statement, WAEC stated the following reasons for placing the results on hold:
- Suspicions of collusion between candidates during exams
- Use of artificial intelligence to generate answers
WAEC noted that these cases are still being thoroughly investigated.
Context and Implications
This development comes after WAEC released provisional WASSCE results for over 448,000 candidates earlier in December.
Withholding affects an undisclosed number of candidates across the 235 schools implicated. Their final grades may be:
- Released if found innocent after probes
- Cancelled if cheating is established
The examination body reiterated its commitment to upholding integrity and vowing further investigations.
Candidates found culpable of entering exam halls with foreign material or learning aids risk having their results permanently canceled.
WAEC promised to issue final determinations on all withheld results once ongoing investigations conclude.