The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has cancelled the entire results of 453 students who took part in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). According to WAEC, they are also investigating 119 schools for engaging in mass cheating during the exams. The council has also withheld results of candidates from 185 secondary schools for “alleged examination irregularities.” The National Head of WAEC Ghana, Very Reverend Samuel Ollenu made these known at a press conference in Accra to announce the formal release of the 2015 WASSCE results. In his remarks Reverend Ollenu stated that the cases of mass cheating were identified due to the introduction of a new anti-malpractice software. He said: “Following the conclusion of investigations of cases of examination malpractices detected during the conduct of the exams, 1,859 candidates had their subject results cancelled and 453 candidates had their entire results cancelled” 268,771 students both private and public schools took part.