The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the release of provisional results of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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"The Council will despatch the results to the schools and candidates are advised to contact their heads of school for their results," a statement signed by head of public affairs at WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, said.

The council adds that it has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council's website.

"The Council is alerting members of the public especially candidates to be wary of impostors, who promise to change examination results for a fee. Candidates are to note that all WAEC results are well secured and can be authenticated. Persons with forged results will be exposed," the statement warned.

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A total of 316,999 candidates sat for the exams, 9.6 percent higher than the 2017 candidature of 289,207.

The 2018 entry figure was made up of 158,550 (50.02 %) males and 158,449 (49.98%) females. The examination was conducted for 946 participating schools. A total of 1,378 (0.43%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination