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General News of Friday, 30 August 2019

Source: Daniel Kaku

WAEC releases provisional results for 2019 BECE; withholds 2,497 results

West African Examination Council (WAEC) West African Examination Council (WAEC)

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the 2019 Basic Education Examination Council (BECE) provisional results.

The Council released the provisional results Thursday, August 29, 2019.

In a statement issued and signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, copied to the media, indicated that "2,497 subject results have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged examination malpractice".

The statement added that "The withheld subject results will either be released or cancelled as soon as the Council concludes its investigations".

The statement also noted that a total of 19 candidates have had their entire results cancelled for sending mobile phones to the examination hall.

A total of 173 candidates have had their subject results cancelled for sending foreign materials into the examination hall, the statement added.

The statement emphasized that "Meanwhile the Council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council’s website".

The statement disclosed that "it will dispatch the results to various schools through the Metropolitan. Municipal and District Directors of Education".

It said a total of 517,331 candidates made up of 263,602 males and 253,729 females sale for the examination, WAEC said.

"This figure is 1.47% higher than that of the previous year. The candidates were from a total of 16,871 schools and the examination was administered at 1800 centres. Out of those who initially registered for the examination, 5320 (1.03%) of the candidates were absent", the statement read.

The statement concluded that "The Council wishes to express its profound appreciation to all stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Supervisors, Invigilators, the Ghana Police Service, Examiners, Script Checkers and all who in various ways contributed to the successful conduct of the examination and the timely release of results".

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