The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has released the results of the 2016 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A statement signed and issued by the Head of Public Affairs, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said out of a total of 4,480 that were caught in various forms of examination malpractices, 598 had their entire results cancelled.
Other 13 candidates that had their entire results cancelled were further barred from taking any of the council’s examination for two years.
With the aid of a new technology known as Item Differentia Profile (IDP), a total of 2,293 candidates that were caught cheating in some core subjects have had their subject results cancelled.
Besides, other 1,576 candidates also had their subject results cancelled for various examination malpractices.
The statement said the entire results of candidates in 85 schools had been withheld for investigations into alleged cases of mass cheating, explaining that the withheld results of the candidates would be cancelled if found culpable.
It said out of a total number of 274,262 candidates who sat for the examination, 125,065 representing 53.19 per cent obtained A1 to C6 while 46, 595 failed in the English language.
A total number of 89,477 representing 38 per cent failed in Mathematics with 142,115 candidates passing the subject.
The statement further disclosed that 189,871 passed and 42,519 failed Integrated Science while 182,882 passed and 49,198 failed Social Studies.
It commended the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ghana Education Service (GES), supervisors, invigilators, the Ghana Police Service, examiners for their significant contributions to the success of the examination.
By Times Reporter