The entire results of 83 candidates who wrote the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) have been cancelled.

That is according to the examination body -West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

WAEC said the results were cancelled because the candidates brought mobile phones into examination halls and received external assistance.

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The results of over 2,061 candidates who sat for the exams have also been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractices detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

Meanwhile, specific subject results of 134 candidates have also been cancelled for bringing foreign materials into the examination hall.

The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC), on Friday released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).

In a statement signed by Agnes Teye Cudjoe, Deputy Director, Public Affairs at WAEC, the council said it is in the process of dispatching the results to the schools through the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education.

The withheld results will either be released or cancelled as soon as the Council concludes its investigations.

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WAEC further mentioned that, the results have been hosted online and “candidates who so desire may access their results at the Council’s website”.

Results statistics

A total of 509,827 candidates sat for the examinations.

This was made up of 263,291 males and 246,536 females.

The figure is 8.92% higher that of 2017.

The candidates were from a total of 16,060 schools.

The examination was administered at 1, 772 centres.

WAEC releases 2018 private BECE results

In June 2018, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), released the provisional results of private candidates who sat for the 2018 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the WAEC, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, in a release, said the results were on the council’s website and accessible to candidates.

The results of seven candidates were withheld over allegations of examination malpractice.

WAEC said the held-up results would be released as soon as investigations were completed, and there was no strong evidence to prove malpractice.