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General News of Thursday, 20 July 2017


WAEC 2017: Results for 185 schools withheld

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for the 2017 WASSCE examination.

A statement from WAEC disclosed this that there has been an improvement on last year's results.

The Statement indicated that WAEC is working towards releasing the results to the various schools but the results can be accessed through the organisation’s website.

WAEC said for English Language, 155,077, representing 54.06% obtained between A1 and C6 while 73,409 (25.59%) had between D7 and E8 while 58, 351, representing 20.35%, had F9.

For Mathematics WAEC stated that 122,450 (42.73%) had A1-C6 while 106, 024 (37%) had D7-E8 and a total of 58,070 (20.27%) had F9.

In Integrated Science, 125,204 (43.66%) passed (A1-C6) while 84851 (29.59%) obtained D7-E8.

About 26.75%, translating to 76,693 failed (F9) in Integrated Science.

According to WAEC, 67,078 failed in Social Studies while 149, 806 passed (A1-C6). 69,795 obtained between D7 and E8.

185 schools have had their results withheld pending conclusion of investigations into malpractices detected during and after the examination.