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72% of Ghana students failed 2014 WASSCE

 72% Ghana students failed 2014 WASSCE

A total of 68,062 out of 242,162 students who sat for the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) are eligible for admission to tertiary institutions.
The figures represent 28.11 per cent of candidates who obtained grades A1 to C6 in at least six subjects, including English Language and Mathematics (Core).
A statement signed by the Principal Public Affairs Officer of WAEC, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, explained that the examination body had already posted the results online and candidates desirous of knowing their results could access it at the WAEC website using a scratch card.
It also said the Council was in the process of dispatching the results to schools and advised candidates to contact the heads of their former schools for their results.
Out of the total number who sat the examination, 126,921 representing 52.41 per cent, were males, while 115,241 representing 47.59 per cent, were females.
The examination was conducted for 809 participating schools.
A total of 1,447, representing 0.59 per cent of the candidates who registered did not write the examination. Results of a further 321 candidates who sat for the 2014 examinations have been cancelled after being found culpable of examination malpractices.
“Following reports of examination malpractices and conclusion of investigations, the entire result of 321 candidates have been cancelled, while 1, 994 had their subjects results cancelled,” the statement said.
It also indicated that results of candidates presented by 36 schools have been withheld, pending investigations.
“The withheld results would be released as soon as the Council concludes its investigations.”

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