WAEC Releases 2016 BECE Results

By | September 14, 2016

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has released provisional results for the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE Results).
A statement from the council outlined that, 460, 930 candidates from 14,267 schools sat for the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examination.
The entire results of candidates from 321 schools that wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination have been withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for alleged examinations irregularities.
The results would only be released after the Council has concluded its investigations into the irregularities. The statement signed by Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe noted that some candidates had their entire results cancelled while some had their subjects cancelled for engaging in examination malpractice.
A total of 188 candidates had some of their BECE results cancelled whiles 22 candidates had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination room, and receiving external assistance, according to the statement.
The statement also noted that, individual candidates from 1,025 schools were identified to have cheated, via the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software, and they had their relevant subjects cancelled.
The IDP software was introduced by the Council to curb cheating in objective tests.
The 2016 BECE passed without the near-annual occurrence of leaked examination papers ahead of the sittings. The 2015 BECE saw the leaks of some of the examination papers leading to the cancellation of five papers.
In an effort to curb the leaks, the Council decided to start flying examination question papers to examination centres.
In the meantime, candidates can check their BECE results online at WAEC’s website:  www.waecgh.org.