The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for both school-based and private candidates who sat for the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The subject results for 416 school students and three private candidates have been canceled due to Infractions such as bringing foreign materials into the exam room or conspiring with other candidates.
The council also canceled the entire exam for 73 school candidates and two private candidates for bringing a phone into the examination hall.
This was revealed in a press release dated January 25, 2023, signed by WAEC’s Head of Legal, Rev. Victor Brew on behalf of the Head of National Office.
“Last year, the same diet of examination was administered to both school and private candidates,” the statement said.
WAEC added that will dispatch the results of school candidates to their respective schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.
However, Private Candidates can access the results at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org.
School candidates who so desire, may also access their results online at the Council’s website, it added.
A total of 552,288 candidates made up of 276,999 males and 275,289 females entered the school examination.
This includes 65 candidates with visual impairment, 427 with hearing impairment, and 54 candidates with other test accommodation needs.
Out of the total number of candidates who entered the examination, 4,309 candidates were absent.
The BECE for Private Candidates recorded a total entry figure of 1,144 candidates.
This was made up of 641 males and 503 females. Out of the total number of candidates who entered the examination, 84 candidates were absent.
Following the completion of investigations carried out into some of the cases of examination malpractice detected during the conduct of the examinations, the 33rd Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for the BECE, 2022 held on 24th January 2023, approved as follows:
- Cancellation of the Subject Results of 416 school candidates and 3 private candidates for the offense of either bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates;
- Withholding of Subject Results of 38 school candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice;
- Cancellation of the Entire Results of 73 school candidates and 2 private candidates for the offense of bringing mobile phones into the examination hall;
- Withholding of the Entire Results of 11 school candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.
Meanwhile, the scripts of candidates from 40 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny, WAEC added.
The withheld results of candidates may be canceled or released based on the outcome of investigations, WAEC said.
The Council is cautioning all stakeholders to be wary of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee. Candidates are to note that WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated.
The Council wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to all stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, the Security Agencies, Supervisors, Invigilators, Examiners, and all who in various ways supported it in the successful conduct of the examinations and release of results.
Here are details of the statement