First batch of SHS placement to be released on Sunday – GES

Pupils have been tasked to take their lessons seriously and do away with activities that could lead to the cancellation or pending of their results.

Parents and other stakeholders have also been urged to encourage pupils to study hard so as to desist from any examination malpractices.

Public Relations Officer of West African Examination Council (WAEC), Madam Winifred Ampiaw in an interview on Dadi Fm “Efa Woho” morning show indicated pupils would be able to perform well during examination period if only they remain to focus on whatever they have been taught.

On the issue of withheld results, Madam Ampiaw was optimistic it would be released after due processes are done to enable the Education ministry places them.

A total of 517,331 candidates took part in the examination nationwide.

WAEC in a statement issued on Thursday stated that 173 candidates had their subject results cancelled for bringing foreign material into the examination hall.

19 other candidates also had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall.

“2,497 subject results have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into examination malpractice. The withheld subject results will either be released or cancelled as soon as the Council concludes its investigation,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Head of Public Relations at Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo also revealed, the release of first  490 pupils results would be out on Sunday, 8th September, 2019 evening for students to access it.

She stressed, teaching and learning materials and core subjects textbooks have been sent to all schools across the country, indicating the government would continue to provide students with school uniforms to all students.

Madam Twum Ampofo also emphasised, the Ministry of Education has had a Memorandum of Understanding with Akosombo Textile Limited to produce House dresses for students to promote local industries.

She, however, urged parents not to rush in acquiring the new basic school uniform for their wards as pupils can still wear the old one for the time being.

Source: Kwabena Nyarko Abronoma/ 



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