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General News of Saturday, 25 August 2018


WAEC releases results for 2018 BECE

The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC), has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE). According to WAEC, it is in the process of dispatching the results to the schools through the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education.

The statement signed by Agnes Teye Cudjoe, Deputy Director, Public Affairs at WAEC, the council said a total of 509,827 candidates sat for the examinations. This was made up of 263,291 males and 246,536 females. The figure is 8.92% higher that of 2017.

The candidates were from a total of 16,060 schools. The examination was administered at 1, 772 centres, The statement further explained that some 134 candidates had their subject results cancelled for bringing foreign material into the examination hall; for collusion and engaging in irregular activity during the examination.

83 candidates had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall and receiving external assistance. 2,061 candidates have their results withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged examination malpractice.

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