The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the Basic Education Certificate Examination for the year 2021. (BECE).
The exam was taken by a total of 572,167 students, including 287,730 men and 284,437 women.
The Council noted in a press release on February 28 that the full results of 46 candidates had been canceled for the offenses of bringing cellphones into the exam room or impersonation.
The Council further stated that 138 candidates’ subject results had been canceled due to the offenses of bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or conspiring with other candidates.
Meanwhile, the subject results of 148 candidates have been withheld, as have the whole results of 109 candidates, pending the conclusion of investigations into their suspected misconduct cases.
There were 61 candidates with visual impairment and 321 with hearing impairment among the total number of candidates that took the exam. In addition, 86 candidates required extra assessment due to a variety of factors.
The total number of applicants for last year climbed by 7.61 percent when compared to the amount for 2020, which is 531,707.
In total, 18,028 schools submitted candidates for the exam, which was given out at 2,158 locations. Out of the total number of candidates who registered for the tests, 7,315 (or 1.28 percent) were absent.
The Council warned all stakeholders to be cautious of con artists who claim to be able to improve results for a charge.
Candidates can view their results online at www.waecgh.org or wait for the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education to deliver them to their respective schools.