Performance Of WASSCE Candidates

By | December 8, 2021

Performance Of WASSCE Candidates

Performance Of WASSCE Candidates

A total of 446,352 candidates, made up of 221,439 (49.6%) males and 224,913 (50.4%) females from 965 schools entered for the examination. This figure is 18.8% higher than the 2020 figure of 375,763. A total of 3,545 (0.79%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

WASSCE (SC) 2021 PERFORMANCE OF CANDIDATES

The performance of the candidates with respect to the four core subjects are as follows:

  • English Language: 

      A1-C6    –   238,819 (54.08%)             D7    –      50,255 (11.38%)

            E8    –   39,760 (9.00%)                F9    – 61,778 (13.99%)

  • Mathematics (Core): 

      A1-C6    –  238,539 (54.11%)                D7   –  39,547 (8.97%)

            E8    –   45,526 (10.33%)                  F9   –  88,631 (20.11%)

  • Integrated Science: 

      A1-C6    –  289,329 (65.70%)                D7  –  66,178 (15.03%)

            E8    –  41,686 (9.47%)                    F9  –  20,599 (4.68%)

  • Social Studies: 

      A1-C6    –   290,545 (66.03%)           D7  –  41,506 (9.43%)

            E8    –   33,671 (7.65%)               F9   –  64,184 (14.59%)

PERFORMANCE STATISTICS FOR WASSCE FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES 2020 – 2021

  SUBJECT                      GRADES                       A1-C6
20202021
ENGLISH LANGUAGE57.34%54.08%
MATHEMATICS (CORE)65.71%54.11%
INTEGRATED SCIENCE52.53%65.70%
SOCIAL STUDIES64.31%66.03%

The provisional results indicate, as shown in the Table above, that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in Integrated Science and Social Studies in 2021 as against 2020.

On the other hand, English Language and Mathematics (Core) recorded a decline in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in 2021 as compared to 2020.

CANCELLED RESULTS

A total number of 1,339 Subject Results and 174 Entire Results have been cancelled for various examination malpractices such as bringing foreign material including mobile phones into the examination hall, tearing off parts of question papers and collusion. This follows the approval of the 31st Meeting of the Ghana Examinations Committee held in October 2021.  

WITHHELD RESULTS

The Entire Results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld and are being scrutinised.  

The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations. 

CONCLUSION

The Council wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to all stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, the Security Agencies and Examiners, for their support and co-operation during the conduct of the examination and release of results.

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