The entire results of 2,061 candidates who participated in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged examination malpractices, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has said.
The withheld results will either be released or cancelled depending on the outcome of the probe by WAEC.
The results of 134 candidates have been cancelled outright “for bringing foreign material into the examination hall; for collusion and engaging in irregular activity during the examination”, while 83 candidates had their “entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall and receiving external assistance”.
This was contained in a press release issued by the Deputy Director for Public Affairs at WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe on Friday, 24 August 2018.
The statement explained that provisional results of candidates who sat for the BECE have been released and can be viewed online on WAEC’s website.
The release added that the council was in the process of dispatching the results to the schools through the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education.