4 Reasons, why you should not Upgrade your Nov/Dec BECE & WASSCE Results presented in this write, is meant to be an eye-opener for readers and help us make the right decisions when we fail an examination. If you fail an examination, it not the end of life.
Upgrade your Nov/Dec, BECE & WASSCE results is one of the most trending adverts on social media today. The reason is simple. The Nov/Dec results are out and many candidates who sat for earlier examinations and the 2019 Nov/Dec exams are counting their losses after their poor performance.
You can upgrade your Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE results if you want to but before you take that step read this content. WAEC has been clear indicating that, it does not upgrade results yet many fall victim.
There are two main ways to upgrade your results when the Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE results are released but you failed the exams. These are the legal and illegal methods.
At times, like this, when the results of the exams are out and you failed the exams, frustration becomes a common phenomenon and students, parents, guardians and even teachers become helpless. Everyone begins to look for an easy way out of WAEC’s clutches.
Students want to pass their exams through the back door and so they look out for every offered opportunity to catch WAEC on the break and get some fine results from the self-acclaimed Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE results upgrade masters.
The illegal practice and way of changing results are gaining grounds and many students are falling for it. In 2017, I got a call from someone who promised good grades for a family friend. An amount of GHS4000 was demanded for the student to secure a minimum of B2 per subject or the student was going to get not better than D7 and E8 when the results are released. I refused and truly, the grades were between D7 and E8.
But why did I refuse to fall for the result upgrade and encouraged the student to learn hard for the next seating? The 4 reasons why you should not upgrade your Nov/Dec results or any other are worth considering before you take that decision.
Some people have corrupted the examination system in Ghana and have turned WAEC result upgrades into a cash cow at the expense of the credibility of the exams.
They have links within WAEC who upgrade results in Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana just a few to mention. Such persons input the official results onto WAEC’s official sites and charge huge sums of money.
Many today upgrade Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE results through forgery. This forgery process takes less than 5 minutes and it is done by those who upgrade the results the moment they download your results. They make these unofficial changes and send it to you in PDF form and this never reflects on WAEC’s secured systems.
Dangers of a bad upgrade of results
If you upgrade your results the illegal way
1. You will be arrested and prosecuted
If you Upgrade your Nov/Dec results, WASSCE or BECE and you get busted what benefit do you get? WAEC is a no-nonsense examination body that only rewards genuine effort in its exams. If you managed to get it done good for you, but WAEC can easily detect this and if you and the person who upgraded your results are caught, you are surely going to face criminal charges. Your dreams and “good reasons” for the upgrade will be dashed.
2. You will be withdrawn from the University
You will be withdrawn from the University or rusticated or expelled and even banned from accessing tertiary education.
University education is the dream of every student who has written the WASSCE or Nov/Dec. Now that the WAEC just released Nov/Dec results, the hopes of many hangs in the air because they failed to make the grades for the University.
If you pass through the back door to upgrade your Nov/Dec Results, also know that the University you applied for will request for your official results from WAEC. If WAEC releases the officially result directly to the (Result Confirmation) and it does not tally with the one you got from the upgrade, the University will issue a public notice and you will lose your admission. Some students have lost their degrees and were stripped of their certificate several years after completion. Is that your dream? Have you considered the disgrace? Can you handle it?
3. Disgraced with a picture on the front page
WAEC and the University or tertiary institution will not hesitate to publish your details along with your picture in the newspapers and online. Consider the risk carefully and you will realize, this is a risk that will destroy your life if it backfires.
4. You could be scammed
In your moments of frustration after failing an exam like the Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE, the only thing that comes to mind is to pay money to upgrade your Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE result. There are many scammers online and offline who are targeting frustrated students.
Most of these result upgrade officers never meet you face to face. If you pay so much to the person and you never see him or her, or he or she blocks the number you called for the deal, that is the end of the road.
So you see, you have to runway from any advertisement that tells you, you can upgrade your Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE. These are scams, dangerous and damming, to say the least.
But if you are burnt on upgrading your results, I present to 3 acceptable ways to upgrade your Nov/Dec, WASSCE or BECE.
Now that we know the four reasons why we should avoid illegal result upgrades, and not upgrade your Nov/Dec results or that of WASSCE and BECE, lets match on to see the acceptable ways to do it.
Legal Ways to Upgrade Your Nov/Dec, BECE & WASSCE Results
1. Get Your Results Cross-Checked
If for some reason you feel cheated or think something might have gone wrong with your result, get your WASSCE, NOV/Dec or BECE results cross-checked by WAEC. Very often you would have to pay for the result to be cross-checked. Human inputs and the addition of your scores could be wrong and hence affect your result.
2. Getting Your Papers Remarked
At other times, if you believe you should have obtained a better grade than say C5, you can call for remarking of your script at a fee. If the results improve after that or otherwise, WAEC will upgrade your result officially.
3. Rewrite the WASSCE, NOV/Dec or BECE
Today, you can rewrite any of the examinations. Be it WASSCE, NOV/Dec or BECE you can resit any of them and better your grades. This is the last resort which many serious students have taken to succeed without trying any illegal process to be scammed. You will need a tutor or attend a remedial school if you can afford it to get your self ready.
If you want to avoid failing the WASSCE 2020 there is the need to carefully read Definitive Guide on How to Learn and Retain (BECE & WASSCE) and 6 Ways to Fail WASSCE 2020 Exams and beyond to help you perform better and avoid the temptation of paying to get your results upgraded.
Source: NewsGhana24| Wisdom Hammond | Educationist