2022 WASSCE: papers of 3,845 candidates cancelled

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cancelled the subject results of 3,845 candidates who sat for the 2022 WASSCE.

According to WAEC, their results were cancelled for smuggling foreign material into the examination hall.

Also, the entire results of 518 candidates have been cancelled for sending mobile phones into the examination hall.

This comes after the examination body released the provisional 2022 WASSCE results.

The Council noted that the results are online and candidates can access them at the Council’s website

A statement from WAEC added that the “Entire Results of 117 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged cases of impersonation detected during the examination.”

The scripts of candidates from179 schools in certain subjects are being scrutinised for reported cases of collusion.

In view of the above, the withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.

Following a request from the Ghana Education Service (GES), the results of 8,486 candidates who failed to return learning support materials supplied to them or destroyed school property cannot be accessed online at the Council’s website.

The affected candidates are advised to visit their schools for their results.


A total number of 422,883 candidates made up of 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 schools entered for the examination.

This figure is 5.25% lower than the 2021 entry figure of 446,352. A total number of 2,818 (0.67%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

WAEC’s data shows candidates performed better in Social Studies over the three-year period (2020-2022).

English Language, Mathematics (Core) and Integrated Science on the other hand showed a fluctuating trend in the performance of candidates over the three-year period (2020-2022).


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