Tuesday, September 27, 2022

WAEC release 2021 BECE results

The West African Examinations Council has informed the general public of the  release of provisional results for the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates.

The Council has however said that it will dispatch the results to the various schools through the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Directors of Education.

Meanwhile, the results have been posted online for candidates who may wish to access it there at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org.

According to statistics, a total of 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 males and 284,437 females entered for the examination. Among the registered candidates, 61 had visual impairment and 321 were identified with hearing impairment. In addition, 86 candidates had special assessment needs due to other conditions.

In a statement released on Monday, February 28, 2022, and signed by the Head of the Council’s Legal Department, Rev. Victor Brew, WAEC said subject results of 138 candidates had been cancelled for the offence of either bringing in foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.

Similarly, the entire results of 46 candidates had been cancelled for the offence of either sending mobile phones into the examination hall or impersonation.

WAEC was withholding the Subject Results of 148 candidates and the entire results of 109 candidates, pending conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.

Below is the copy of the statement

RELEASE OF PROVISIONAL RESULTS FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (BECE} FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES, 2021

The West African Examinations Council wishes to inform its numerous publics that it has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2021 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates. The Council will dispatch the results to the schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education. Meanwhile, the Council has hosted the results online and candidates who desire, may access their results online at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org.

STATISTICS

A total of 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 males and 284,437 females entered for the examination. Among the registered candidates, 61 had visual impairment and 321 were identified with hearing impairment. In addition, 86 candidates had special assessment needs due to other conditions.

The total entry figure was 7.61% higher than the 2020 entry of 531,707. In all 18,028 schools presented candidates for the examination, which was administered at 2,158 centres. Out of the total number of candidates who registered, 7,315 (1.28%) were absent.

EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES

Following the conduct of investigations into cases of examination malpractice detected during the conduct of the examination, the 32nd Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for the BECEheld on 22nd February, 2022, approved:

1. Cancellation of the Subject Results of 138 candidates for the offence of either bringing in foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates;

2. Cancellation of the Entire Results of 46 candidates for the offence of either sending mobile phones into the examination hall or impersonation;

3. Withholding of the Subject Results of 148 candidates and the Entire Results of 109 candidates pending conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.

Meanwhile, the scripts of candidates from 24 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny.

The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.

CAUTION

The Council is cautioning all stakeholders to be wary of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee. Candidates are to note that WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated.

CONCLUSION

The Council wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, the Security Agencies, Supervisors, Invigilators, Examiners and all who in various ways supported it in the successful conduct of the examination and release of results.

Rev. Victor Brew. Head, Legal Department for: Head of National Office

 

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