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The entire results of 1,080 candidates who wrote the 2009 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been cancelled.

Additionally, the subject results of 2,739 have also been cancelled. A total of 157,988 candidates, including 70,121 girls wrote the examination. The affected candidates were involved in various examination malpractices.

The Head of the National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced this at this year’s WASSCE National Excellence Awards ceremony to honour four candidates who excelled in the 2009 exams. A former student of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Legon, Frank Adu Poku, was adjudged the overall best candidate.

Maame Afua Otua Ofori, formerly of the Holy Child Senior High School at Cape Coast, places second while Fathia Karima of Wesley Girls High School came third. James Nana Nti, formerly of the Presby Boys SHS, Legon was adjudged the fourth best and best Business candidate. The award was instituted by the WAEC Endowment Fund with an objective to reward school candidates who excel in WAEC’s national and international examinations, and to encourage hard work and honesty among the candidates.

According to WAEC, the results of 22,014 candidates who wrote the exams were withheld last October for investigations to be conducted on cases of malpractices and the registration of unqualified students. Mrs. Patience Ayesu, head of National Office of WAEC said the malpractices which led to the withholding of the results were facilitated by some teachers and invigilators in some schools. She said the Council had submitted the names of the teachers and schools to the Ghana Education Service for sanctions to be applied against them.
Source: The G. Times

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