Simon Agana at 7:41am
The West African Examinations Council(WAEC) has released provisional results of school candidates who sat for the 2019 BECE examination in June 2019.
The council in a press release said it “ will despatch the results to the schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.”
Meanwhile candidates who so desire,can access their results on the council’s website.
A total of 517,331 candidates made up of 263,602 males and 253,729 females sat for the examination. This figure is 1.47% higher than that of the previous year. The candidates were from a total of 16,871 schools and the examination was administered at 1,880 centres. Out of those who initially registered for the examination, 5,320 (1.03%) of the candidates were absent.
Following the conclusion of investigations into cases of examination malpractice detected during the conduct of the examination:
- One hundred and seventy-three (173) candidates had their subject results cancelled for bringing foreign material into the examination hall;
- Nineteen (19) candidates had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall.
- Two thousand four hundred and ninety-seven (2,497) subject results have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged examination malpractice. The withheld results will either be released or cancelled as soon as the Council concludes its investigations.