The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of school candidates who partook in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The 2018 BECE had a total of 509,827 registered students from over 16,060 schools across the country with about 4,000 candidates being absent.
According to a press release signed by the Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the WAEC, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the results of over 2,061 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.
The statement sighted by Univers News revealed that the subject results of some 134 candidates had been canceled over possession of foreign material in the examination halls while the their entire results of some 83 candidates were canceled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall to receiving external assistance.
Over 500,000 candidates from public and private basic schools across the country sat for the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) earlier in June.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), coordinators of the exam, used 546 centers across the country for the examination with Parliament urging the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to ensure that the exams run smoothly without hitches.
Students who sat for this year’s BECE are expected to enter the Senior High Schools as the second batch of beneficiaries of government’s Free SHS Policy.
Though there was an unusual delay in the school selection process this year, the Ministry of Education through the Ghana Education Service has projected an enrollment of over 420,000 students into the second cycle institutions in September.
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