WEST African Examinations Council (WAEC) officials responsible for alterations of candidates results are to be sanctioned.

A statement by WAEC spokesman Yusuf Ari, on behalf of Head of National Office Dr Iyi Uwadiae yesterday, said some workers erroneously altered results of some candidates in the process of upgrading results that were previously withheld.

The statement assured that the results released earlier this month is authentic.
The statement reads: “The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) May/June 2011 results were released on August 10 with some pending/outstanding results.

“Subsequently, there was a need to update some outstanding results. However, due to human error that was traced to some workers, the result update altered the already released results.
“The Council wishes to allay the fears of stakeholders and assure them that WAEC does not “upgrade” results as has been reported. The results remain as they were released on August 10.

“The Council hereby informs the public that the May/June 2011 WASSCE results can be accessed on the website or from the hard copies of results sent to schools.

“The Council also wishes to state that the officers connected with the error would be appropriately sanctioned.”