The West African Examinations Council wishes to alert its public to the activities of certain persons who introduce themselves as workers of WAEC and also claim to have access to its results database. These fraudsters contact candidates with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers.
Waec Warns Candidates of Exam Results Fraudsters
The Council wishes to assure members of the public that its results database is well secured. As such, all forged results can be detected by its confirmation/verification system. Institutions and organisations are advised to confirm or verify results presented to them directly from the Council or access the confirmation/verification service online at www.waecgh.org.
Members of the public are advised to report the activities of these fraudsters to the police or to the nearest WAEC Office
In a statement, WAEC urged candidates and the general public to beware of fraudsters who contact them with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers.
“The West African Examination Council wishes to alert its publics to the activities of certain persons who introduce themselves as workers of WAEC and also claim to have access to its results database.
“These fraudsters contact candidates with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers,” sections of the statement read.
WAEC further advised candidates to verify or confirm their results directly from WAEC’s online portal.
The Council appealed to the public to report activities of such fraudsters to the police for them to be immediately arrested.
“Institutions and organisations are advised to confirm or verify results presented to them directly from the council or access the confirmation/ verification service online at www.waegh.org,” the statement added.
2019 WASSCE: What To Do If Your Results Have Been Withheld
2019 WASSCE: What To Do If Your Results Have Been Withheld: The West African Examinations Council on Monday announced that it has released the provisional results of school candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Although statistics of this year’s results result show that there is a general improvement in the performance of candidates at A1-C6 in all the core subjects, the number of candidates whose results have been withheld has seen an over 70% increment over last year’s figure.
Last year, the results of 26,434 candidates were withheld but this year’s figures indicate an over 70% increase in examination malpractice.
Reasons Why WAEC Withhold Results
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
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.
WAEC, in a statement has said that candidates who will be found guilty of examination malpractice will have their results cancelled.