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Results of BECE and WASSCE are released annually by the West African examination council. After the results have been published, successful candidates seek admission to the various tertiary institutions in the country.

Aside the above Candidates who lose their certificates may confirm their results to prospective employers. Candidates who lose their certificates may also request attestation of their results.

in the course of pursuing their various programmes of study at a particular institution, Some have been rejected as a result of upgraded, manipulated, forged or false results.

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 The Above has come to play under guidance from the council to Institutions and organizations to always authenticate results presented to them directly from the Council or access the confirmation/verification service online at the Council’s website.

In this article, hypercitigh.com will provide you with complete guidance on how to easily detect fake or forged WASSCE results.

Consequences of a Fake/ Forged Wassce RESults

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Over the years, the consequences of the false or forged results of WASSCE have resulted in the dismal performance of tertiary students. An exceptional case is the dismal of Seventeen (17) students of the University for Development Studies in 2018 after it was established that these students did not possess the requisite Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results to gain admission in the institution in the first place.

A letter dated May 22, 2018 signed by the Registrar of the University, Dr A.B.T Zakraia revealed that this was exposed when the institution tried to verify the results of the affected students from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Similarly, in February 2006, Daily Graphic published a story that revealed that 94 students had been dismissed for using fake results and certificates to seek admission.

Can I upgrade my WASSCE RESULTS? 

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following the release of the 2020 Nov/Dec results has advised candidates who sat the WASSCE for Private examination to refrain from what it described as results upgrading.

What is a fake WASSCE results?

A forged, manipulated or fake WASSCE is a candidate’s Rresults that has been manipulated or updated by fraudsters at a fee.  The public can report the activities of these fraudsters to the nearest WAEC office or police station.

Is WASSCE results database secured.

The West African Examinations Council has assured its stakeholders that the Council’s results database is well secured that all forged results could be detected by its confirmation/verification system.

The council in a release sighted by hypercitigh.com said “We wish to assure all stakeholders that the Council’s results database is well secured”.

NB: In order for one to successfully verify his or her Results, he or she needs to check it beforehand. If you’ve already checked your results, move to the steps to verify your results.

How to check your WASSCE results

1. first visit  the WAEC results checking portal with an internet-connected device, we recommend using a computer and not a smartphone

2. On the next page ‘Enter your Index Number’. 

3. Select the Type of Examination (e.g. WASSCE ).

4. Select your Examination Year eg. 2020.

5. Enter the Serial Number found on the Voucher. 

6. Enter the 12-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Voucher eg. 012345678912.

7. Confirm your Index Number and Examination Year. This is to ensure that your examination information is correct.

8. Click on Submit and wait for the display text like this “I hereby agree that access to my results uploaded on-line shall be subject to inter alia, the following conditions” in the popup window to display.

9. Make your choice by clicking one of the buttons below. 

 The results print-out may also be confirmed by scanning the encrypted QR Code on the print-out with a downloaded version of the “WAEC GH QR Code Reader” following our guide below 

Steps to Confirm a WASSCE results

The West African Examinations Council In its efforts to combat fake Results, has developed a mobile verification application called the WAEC GH QR code reader.

The WAEC GH QR code reader allows users to read the encrypted QR code displayed on the online result slip.

Things you need to verify or confirm WASSCE results. 

The things you need concerning the confirmation/verification of a WASSCE RESULTS are:

  • An electronic device such as Computer, Tablet or Phone.
  • An access to the internet: –because it is an online process
  • A printed out results SLIP

First, to detect a fake WASSCE results you need to download and Install the WAEC GH QR code reader 

Step 2: Search for WAEC GH QR code reader  on Google Play Store or IPhone Applestore . Alternatively, To download and WAEC GH QR code reader.  on your Android device visit the WAEC GH QR code reader.  page via the URL Below.


Step 3: The WAEC GH QR code reader page on Google Play will open. Tap the Install button.

Step 4: Accept the permissions to begin the download.

Step 5: When the download is complete, tap the Open button.

step 6 :: Click on Scan QRcode. 

Step 7: Place the WASSCE results in the viewfinder rectangle to scan it. 

Step 8: After the scanning the Barcode, the results will be displayed

Step 8: You have successfully confirmed/ Verified your WASSCE Resullts.

How to confirm/ Verify WASSCE Results on WAEC Results Confirmation Portal

Institutions and organizations can always authenticate results presented to them directly from the WAEC or access the confirmation/verification service online at the Council’s website.

Step 1. The first visits the WAEC results in the Confirmation portal with an internet-connected device, we recommend using a computer and not a smartphone.

Step 2: Fill Your Online Result Confirmation Request Form

Step 3: Click on Submit and Proceed Payment After filling the Online Result Confirmation Request Form

NB: Passport photograph is required for examinations taken in 2005 and below when Filling Online Result Confirmation Request Form

Currently below are reviews on the WAEC GH QR code reader App

“It works perfectly, though on the first scan nothing happened but i tried scanning the second time and it display the results. One scan is not enough two Will do the work. But i honestly think something can be done about that so people wont get frustrated” said teck Genius.

Nyave Deladem said the App worked perfectly. Please those complaining, it doesn’t show the results But only Scan, Scan it well. Because I first scanned and it coame completely scanned But no results and I rescan it and came perfectly

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