Close to 4,000 candidates of the 2016 Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE) risk not getting posted as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) withholds results from 321 schools across Ghana.
WAEC says the decision follows alleged examination malpractices by the affected schools stating that affected candidates will have their results released once investigations are concluded.
A statement signed by WAEC further reveals that "188 candidates had their subject results canceled with 22 other having their entire results canceled for bringing mobile phones to the examination hall and receiving external assistance".
WAEC also reveals 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 canceled.
A total of 460,930 candidates sat for the 2016 BECE . Candidates were from a total of 14,267 schools and the examination was administered at 1,598 centers.