2020 WASSCE- Performance Statistics of FREE SHS Candidates – [CHECK STATs]

Education General News

The Management of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released a statement sighted by Frichy News indicating the performance statistics of candidates who sat for the 2020 May/June Wassce.

As usual, more analysis were demonstrated by the council with respect to the four core subjects and examination malpractices.

As per the statement. a total of 375,763 candidates from 976 schools entered for the examination. This figure is 8.6% higher than the 2019 candidature of 345, 098.

The 2020 entry figure was made up of 187,581 (49.9 96) males and 188,182 (50.1 96) females. A total of 3,343 (0.89 6) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

The Four Core Subjects

The performance of the candidates with reference to the four core subjects is demonstrated in the table below:

The provisional results indicate that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in English Language and Mathematics (Core) in 2020 as
compared to 2019 as follows:

On the contrary, Integrated Science and Social Studies recorded a decline in the performance of candidates at Grades A1 to C6 in 2020 as compared to 2019 as follows:

• English Language 48.96% in 2019 to 57.34% in 2020

• Mathematics (Core) – 65.31% in 2019 to 65.71% in 2020.

• Integrated Science- 63.17% in 2019 to 52.53% in 2020.

• Social Studies 75.43% in 2019 to 64.31% in 2020.


  1. The Subject Results of 2,383 candidates have been cancelled for engaging in collusion, bringing foreign material to the examination hall and tearing part of their question papers to solicit assistance.
  2. The Entire Results of 480 candidates have been cancelled for bringing mobile phones to the examination hall.
  3. The Entire Results of 384 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

In the meantime, scripts of candidates from 122 schools in certain subjects are
undergoing scrutiny

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

“There is especially appreciative to the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, the Security Agencies, Supervisors, Invigilators, Ministry of Health Officials and Examiners for their support and cooperation before, during and after the conduct of the examination amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Council then concluded.

Source: Frichy News

About The Author


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *