Waec releases 2017 BECE results, with no failures

Out of a total of 468,053 candidates, there were 3,315 absentees during the exams

The West African Examinations Council (Waec) has released provisional results of the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) written in June.

A statement issued by Waec on Monday said subject results of 1,298 candidates have been withheld while investigations are carried out.

It said the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software was used to detect cheating in the objective tests.

The results will be released after investigations are concluded, the statement said.

“The Council takes this opportunity to advise candidates to do independent work in the examination hall and to avoid seeking any form of illegal assistance as such acts would be detected and sanctions applied accordingly.”

Signed by Public Relations Officer Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the statement said results of the 15,185 schools have been sent to municipal and district directors of education for onward dispatch to the schools.

However, they can be accessed online.

Waec revealed that since the Stanine grading system was used, no candidate failed as they were graded with 1 as the highest and 9 as the lowest.

“With this grading system, it must be noted that there are no failures in BECE.”

The Council expressed gratitude to all stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, invigilators, the Ghana Police Service, examiners and “all who in various ways helped in the successful conduct of the examination and the timeous release of results”.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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