2023 BECE: WAEC cancels Subject Results of 312 candidates and 3 private candidates for bringing foreign materials into the exam hall



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2023 BECE: WAEC cancels Subject Results of 312 candidates and 3 private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has canceled the Subject Results of 312 candidates and 3 private candidates for bringing foreign materials into the exam hall.

On November 9, 2023, Mr. John K. Kapi, Head, of Public Affairs for Head of National Office, WAEC, the Council signed an official release announcing that they have released the 2023 BECE results.

The release further stated that the council will despatch the results of school candidates to their respective schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.

It was also added that the results for Private Candidates can be accessed at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org.
School candidates who so desire may also access their results online at the Council’s website.

Under the subheading
“EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES” in the release, they listed malpractices they have records for.

WAEC stated that “Following the completion of investigations into several cases of irregularity detected
during the conduct of the examination and marking of scripts, the 34th Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for BECE, held on Monday, 6th November 2023 approved as follows:

(1) Cancellation of Subject Results of 312 school candidates and 3 private candidates for bringing foreign materials, namely, prepared notes, text
books and printed materials into the examination hall or colluding with
other candidates.

(2) Cancellation of Entire Results of 41 school candidates and 1 private
candidate for possession of mobile phones in the examination hall;

(3) Withholding of Subject Results of 180 school candidates and 4 private candidates for various suspected offences;

(4) Withholding of Entire Results of 110 school candidates and 2 private
Candidates for various suspected offences.


A total of 600,900 candidates, comprising 300,404 males and 300,496 females from
18,993 participating schools entered for the school examination.

This figure includes 53 candidates with visual impairment, 366 with hearing impairment, and 54 candidates with other special educational needs.

The examination was conducted at 2,137 centres across the country. Out of the total number, 3,366 candidates were absent.

The BECE for Private Candidates recorded a total entry figure of 1,839 candidates. This was made up of 942 males and 897 females. Fifteen centres, mostly in the regional capitals, were used for the conduct of the examination.

Out of the total number of candidates who entered for the examination, 61 were absent.

Meanwhile, the scripts of 22,270 candidates, in certain subjects are being scrutinized for reported cases of mass cheating.

Their results may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.


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.


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

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh


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