The West African Examinations Council is delighted to announce the release of provisional results for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for both School and Private Candidates in 2023. This significant milestone marks the culmination of hard work and dedication from a total of 600,900 candidates, including 300,404 males and 300,496 females, from 18,993 participating schools. The examination, held at 2,137 centers across the country, witnessed the commitment of candidates with diverse needs, including 53 with visual impairment, 366 with hearing impairment, and 54 with other special educational requirements.
For school candidates, results will be dispatched to their respective schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education. Private candidates can conveniently access their results on the Council’s official website, www.waecgh.org. Additionally, school candidates have the option to access their results online, providing flexibility and ease of access.
In the spirit of transparency and integrity, the Council has diligently investigated cases of examination malpractices. The 34th Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for BECE, held on November 6th, 2023, took decisive actions:
1. Cancellation of Subject Results for 312 school candidates and 3 private candidates for bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.
2. Cancellation of Entire Results for 41 school candidates and 1 private candidate for possession of mobile phones in the examination hall.
3. Withholding of Subject Results for 180 school candidates and 4 private candidates for various suspected offenses.
4. Withholding of Entire Results for 110 school candidates and 2 private candidates for various suspected offenses.
Furthermore, scripts of 22,270 candidates are under scrutiny for reported cases of mass cheating, with results subject to cancellation or release based on investigation outcomes.
The Council issues a caution to all stakeholders regarding fraudulent activities promising result upgrades for a fee. WAEC results are secure and can be authenticated; hence, candidates are advised to exercise vigilance.
In conclusion, the Council extends heartfelt gratitude to stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Security Agencies, Heads of School, Supervisors, Invigilators, Examiners, and all who contributed to the successful conduct of the examination and the release of results.
Source: WAEC, (2023, November 9, 2023). Release of provisional results for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School and Private candidates,2023