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Waec releases 2018 BECE results; 83 cancelled for holding mobile phones

Mr. Anthony Kwaku Amoah (in red shirt) inspecting some candidates of the 2018 BECE

The West African Examinations Council (Waec) has released school results of the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

According to a press release signed by Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the Deputy Director of Waec’s Public Affairs, on Friday, the entire results of 2,061 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations.

However, those of 83 candidates were cancelled “for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall and receiving external assistance”.

One hundred and thirty-four had their subject results cancelled for bringing foreign materials into the exams centres.

Others among the 134 had their subject results cancelled for collusion and engaging in irregular activity during the exams.

The paper results are on their way to various municipal, metropolitan, and district assemblies (MMDAs), the release indicated.

“Meanwhile, the Council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire may access their results at the Council’s website.”

The 2018 BECE was written between Monday, June 4 and Friday, June 8.

A total of 509,827 made up of 263,291 males and 246,536 females sat the exams.

It was about 8.92 per cent higher than 2017’s.

The candidates were from a total of 16,060 schools and the exams were written at 1,772 centres.

Out of those who initially registered for the exams, 0.93 per cent were absent.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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