Ferdinand | EducationGhana | December 22 |WAEC Withholds WASSCE 2023 Results for 235 Schools Amid Collusion and AI-Generated Answers
“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withheld subject results for candidates from 235 schools after suspicions of collusion and the use of artificial intelligence-generated answers. The investigation is ongoing, and the withheld results may be released or cancelled based on the outcome.”
Accra, Ghana, – The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has taken a significant step by withholding subject results for candidates from 235 schools following suspicions of collusion and using artificial intelligence (AI)-generated answers. This development was revealed as part of the official release of the 2023 WASSCE results for Ghana Only.
According to the examination irregularities report, the decision to withhold the results is pending the outcome of ongoing investigations into the suspected collusion and the use of AI-generated answers. WAEC has not yet disclosed specific details about the nature and extent of the alleged irregularities.
The investigation aims to determine the validity of the concerns raised and assess the involvement of candidates from the affected schools. Depending on the outcome of the investigations, the withheld results may be either released or cancelled.
WAEC emphasized its commitment to upholding the integrity of the examination process and ensuring that examination results accurately reflect the candidates’ efforts and knowledge. The examination body has a history of taking decisive actions against irregularities to maintain the credibility of its assessments.
Candidates and schools involved in the ongoing investigation are urged to cooperate with WAEC officials, and further updates on the status of the withheld results will be provided as the investigation progresses.
Note: The withholding of results for collusion and AI-generated answers reflects WAEC’s dedication to maintaining fair and transparent examination practices.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially released the provisional results for the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023 (Ghana Only Version). The results are now accessible on the Council’s website, www.waecgh.org, with login details provided to heads of schools for result verification.
- Total Candidate: 448,674 (212,453 males, 236,221 females)
- Entry Figure Increase: 5.8% higher than 2022, with 422,883 candidates.
- Absent Candidates: 3,404 (0.75%)
- Cancellation of Subject Results: 3,647 candidates for bringing foreign material into exam halls.
- Cancellation of Entire Results: 839 candidates for possession of mobile phones.
- Withholding of Subject Results: 4,280 candidates and Entire Results of 1,005 for various suspected offences.
- Investigation Ongoing: Subject results of candidates from 235 schools were withheld for collusion and the use of AI-generated answers.
The Council has cautioned stakeholders against fraudulent individuals promising result upgrades and emphasized the security and authenticity of WAEC results. The QR code is available for download and can be used for result verification.
WAEC expressed gratitude to stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, security agencies, heads of schools, supervisors, invigilators, and examiners for their support in the successful conduct of the examination and result release.
Note: The released results include the blocking of 4,878 candidates for failing to return learning support materials provided by their schools. Such candidates are advised to contact their schools for resolution.
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