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WAEC withholds BECE Results of 321 Schools  due to Alleged Examination Malpractices

WAEC withholds BECE Results of 321 Schools due to Alleged Examination Malpractices

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withheld the results of candidates from 321 schools who sat for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The results, according to the Council were withheld as a result of alleged examination malpractices and that they will only be released after investigations are concluded.

“Following the conclusion of investigations into cases of examination malpractice detected during the conduct of the examination: One hundred and eighty-eight (188) candidates had their subject results cancelled,” a statement signed by Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said Tuesday.

Twenty-two others added the statement “had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones to the examination hall and receiving external assistance.”

A total of 460,930 candidates made up of 239,898 males and 221,031 females sat for the examination. This figure is 5.25% higher than that of the previous year. The candidates were from a total of 14,267 schools and the examination was administered at 1,598 centres.

Out of those who initially registered for the examination, 3,281 (0.7% ) of candidates were absent, the statement said.

The Council revealed that with the help of Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software, candidates from 1,025 schools who were identified to have cheated had the relevant subject results cancelled.


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