An educationist James Courage Awuah has averred that the outcome of the 2022 results for the West African Senior High School Certificate Examination could change if the ones withheld are added to the ones released.
He stated that over 44,000 candidates had their results withheld, representing more than 70% of the total for the same period last year.
“This demonstrates that people are in a state of panic. Many students are terrified. Some people go into the exams knowing they will fail, so they use every trick in the book to pass.
The withheld results could be pass or fail, and WARC does not account for them when calculating their report. The released performance excludes withheld results and is more than 70% of last year’s results.”
A total number of 422,883 candidates made up of 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 schools sat for the examination.
This figure is 5.25% lower than the 2021 entry figure of 446,352. A total number of 2,818 (0.6796) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.
The subject results of 3,845 candidates were cancelled due to the introduction of foreign material into the examination hall.
The results of 518 candidates were also cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall.
The results of 117 candidates have also been withheld pending the completion of investigations into alleged cases of impersonation discovered during the examination.
Other candidates’ scripts from 179 schools in certain subjects are being reviewed for reported cases of collusion.