News reaching us is that WAEC Ghana has some good news for students who sat the BECE examinations. The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC) is done with the marking of the 2018 examinations Basic Education Certificate, (BECE) examinations. As is tradition, WAEC Ghana through its Deputy Director, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, released a statement hinting the possibility of students getting their results in the coming days.
The statement stated that the council is in the process of releasing the results to the different schools through the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education.
WAEC releases 2018 BECE results
There had been reports circulating that the examination council had already released the BECE results 2018. This report was branded as false and the examination council clarified that they had posted the provisional results on their online platform and any student who wished to find out what they had scored can go to their official website and confirm. To check WAEC results Ghana you will need to have access to the internet, if not you will have to wait until the results have been posted in their various schools and they can go check.
WAEC results statistics
The statistics of the WAEC BECE results are out and there is a lot one can be proud of. First, there has been an improvement in the number of students who did the examination this year. A total of 509,827 candidates sat for the exams this year and this marked an 8.92% increase from the previous year 2017. the candidates were spread from 16,060 schools in total. Looking at it from a gender perspective, the males topped the number of students who sat the examination with 263,291 being male students and 246,536 being female students. The centers used to administer the exam totaled 1,772 and it was sufficient for candidates from 16,060 schools countrywide.
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WAEC 2018 results for BECE private candidates
The results for the private candidates who sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) exam were released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) earlier on in June of 2018. However, these were just provisional results and Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the council confirmed that the results would be posted on their official website for the candidates to access. However, even for the private candidates, there were also results that were withheld. There were a total of seven students who did not get to view their results pending investigations to their alleged participation in exam malpractice. As is with other candidates, even the private candidates with malpractice allegations directed towards them have to wait for their WAEC results confirmation until they have been cleared of the allegations to view their results and if found guilty they have their results canceled. For the latest WAEC news check the official website.
Exam malpractice report
This years exam has had a significant number of candidates had their results either canceled or withheld. There were candidates whose exam results were canceled for engaging in activities contrary to the rules of the examination council. For example, there were 134 students whose results were canceled for entering the examination room with foreign materials. There were a further 83 candidates whose results were canceled for being in the exam room with a mobile phone with the aim of getting assistance from the outside contrary to the rules.
In cases yet to be decided, the council has opted to withhold results for 2,061 students as they continue with their investigations. For cases of withheld results, the examination council releases the results once they are done with investigations. The released results will be for the students who are found to have been innocent while those who are found guilty of exam malpractices will have their results canceled.