WAEC has released provisional results of school candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) - WAEC also noted the entire results of 48,855 (14.12%) candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice - WAEC says students can also access their results online The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released results for students who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). In a statement, WAEC said although provisional results for school candidates have been released, others have been withheld. The examination body said the results of 48,855 students have been withheld due to various cases of examination malpractice.


Some of the candidates are alleged to have brought foreign material such as prepared notes, printed material and mobile phones to the examination hall, and connived with some supervisors to cheat. “The entire results of 48,855 (14.12%) candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination,” the statement reads. WAEC said “the withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.”

Meanwhile, the 2019 WASSCE results have been hosted online and candidates may visit the WAEC website to access their results. In all, 346,094 candidates participated in the exams nationwide, the Council said. The figure is 9.2% higher than the 2018 candidature of 316,999

WAEC further stated that “the provisional results indicate that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at A1 to C6 in all the core subjects.” The Council added: “Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are well secured and can be authenticated. Persons with forged results will be exposed.”