Friday, November 27, 2020
Home news What to do if your WASSCE results have been withheld

[CHECK] What to do if your WASSCE results have been withheld

Christopher Sam
Christopher Sam is a web designer, developer and has advanced knowledge in Search Engine Optimization, Responsive Website Design, Emails Marketing, BULK SMS Messaging, Schema Markup and a certified Google Trainer. He is a creator and editor at, an online digital platform focusing on Credible and Timely news and in Ghana.
- Advertisement -

The West African Examinations Council on Friday announced that it has released the provisional results of school candidates who sat for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

This year, the entire results of 480 candidates who sat for the exam has been cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall.

- Advertisement -

Also the entire results of 384 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

Additionally, scripts from 122 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny.

Reasons why WAEC withhold results

- Advertisement -

The Examination Council withholds the results of candidates who are suspected to have engaged in examination malpractice.

The offence of these candidates, according to WAEC include:

1. bringing foreign material such as prepared notes, printed material and mobile phones to the examination hall
2. Collusion among candidates
3. Planned cheating which occurred with the connivance of some supervisors and school authorities

- Advertisement -

The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations

What to do if Your WASSCE Results have been Withheld

Knowing that your results have been withheld can be very stressful, especially when you believe that you did not engage in any form of examination malpractice.

What is worse is that you you may not gain entry to university this year as the school you applied to as an awaiting student will not have access to your results.

What you should do at this point is not to fret but to be calm and trust that WAEC will conclude their investigation for your results will be released.

It is anticipated that the examination council will conclude their investigations before the end of August.

The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Top Stories

Video from AAM-USTED governing Council Inauguration

A Governing Council for the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAM-USTED) has been constituted and sworn into office by...

Akufo-Addo wanted me to probe Mahama after he became NDC flagbearer – Amidu

The former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has revealed that President Nana Akufo-Addo impressed upon him to investigate former President John Mahama, after he won...

GES gives reason postings of recruited CoE 2019, 2017 & 2018 staff are not out

According to Ghana’s Education Service (GES) it has as at now not publish the postings of recruited staff who completed Colleges of Education in...

Taxes will not be deducted from teachers allowances – Education Minister

The Finance Ministry will not deduct any taxes from the professional development allowances which will be paid to professional and non-professional teachers November ending,...