WAEC releases 2018 BECE results, withholds 2,061 candidates results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of provisional results of the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Eighty-three candidates have had their entire results canceled for bringing mobile phones into examination halls and for receiving external assistance, while 2,061 others have had their results withheld pending investigations into alleged malpractices.

The Council in a press release signed by Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, Deputy Director of Public Affairs said it was in the process of despatching the results to the various schools.

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The release said another batch of 134 candidates had their subject results cancelled for bringing foreign materials into the examination hall and for collusion and engaging in irregular activity during the examination.

A total of 509,827 candidates made up of 263,291 males and 246,536 females from a total of 16,060 schools sat for the examination.

The examination was administered at 1,772 centres and out of those who initially registered for the examination, 0.93% of the candidates were absent.