When will the BECE results be released? Date, how to check, what to do after release

When will the BECE results be released? Date, how to check, what to do after release

The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is Ghana's main examination for admission to secondary and vocational schools. It is written after three years of junior secondary education and is administered by the WAEC. With the 2022 BECE results fast approaching, candidates are eager to learn how they fared. So, when will the BECE results be released?

When will the BECE results be released?
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The students who sat for their exams in 2022 eagerly await the release of the results. The 2022 BECEs were held from 17 October to 21 October 2022, rather than July as is customary. The examination body did the measure to save money on operations and held a joint BECEs in 2022.

When will the BECE results be released?

When will the BECE results be released in 2023? According to a press release on the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Facebook page, the results were due on 25 January 2023.

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Usually, the announcement is made after 90 days (excluding holidays and weekends) after the final exam paper. In the case of the 2022 exams, candidates did the final paper on 21 October 2022.

Per the official protocol, WAEC released an official statement on 19 January announcing the release date as 25 January 2023.

Have the BECE results been released?

When will the BECE results be released?
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Yes, they have. According to WAEC Ghana, the 2022 BECE exam outcomes are available to all stakeholders. The marks of school candidates were delivered to their respective schools by the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.

When did they release BECE results? They were released on 26 January 2022, a day later than the announced date. According to the official website, The Final Awards and Examiners' Appointment Committee for the BECE 2022 held its 33rd meeting on 24 January 2023.

The discussion focused on exam malpractice, which resulted in the cancellation and withholding of some results. The scrutiny and investigations could have caused the announcement to be delayed.

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How are the results released? They are distributed to the participating schools, and each candidate receives a statement of the outcomes. Candidates can also check their marks online using an access card at the WAEC website.

Can I check my BECE results now?

Yes, you can. The marks were released on 26 January 2023, and you can view them on the official website. If you're unsure how to check your marks, follow the steps below.

  1. Access the WAEC Ghana website and go to the home page
  2. Locate the "Results" option from the drop-down menu
  3. Click the "Results Checker" option
  4. Once open, choose the "BECE" option
  5. You'll be redirected to the e-Results page
  6. Start by entering your Index Number
  7. Select the Type of Examination (BECE School)
  8. Enter your date of birth
  9. Enter the "Results Checker Serial Number" and the 12-digit PIN (on your purchased Scratch Card)

What should I do after the BECE results are released?

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When will the BECE results be released?
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After knowing your marks, you can sit back and wait for the release of the BECE school placements. The Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) is responsible for school selection.

In addition to selection, the exam body also gives time for the candidates and participating schools to do the following:

  • Review of scripts: After the outcomes are released, scripts are kept for three months before being destroyed. Review of scripts is permitted during this time for a fee.
  • Confirmation and attestation of results: This period is for candidates to confirm and attest their marks from their specific examination institutions.

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)? It is an examination for certification and admission to Ghana's Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes.
  2. When will the BECE results be released? According to the WAEC, the outcomes were released on 26 January 2023.
  3. What are the results of BECE based on? The examination marks are based on CAT (Continuous Assessment) and the external examination. The CATs account for 30% of the total examination, while the external examination accounts for 70%.
  4. Who is eligible for the BECEs? Candidates may register for this exam if they are in the third year of a Ghana Education Service-approved junior high school.
  5. When is the entry of the examination done? Every year in October/November, candidates register for the examination online.

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When will the BECE results be released? According to the supervising body, the outcomes are due 90 days after the final examination. WAEC Ghana will post these outcomes on their website, where candidates can access them.

Yen.com.gh published a detailed article about the best Senior Schools in Ghana (WAEC standard). Although the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) manages student placement, knowing where your child will end up is always a priority.

Learn everything there is to know about the best Senior Schools in Ghana, such as exam performance and consistency.

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