The West African Examination body, WAEC has announced the release of results for candidates who sat in June, 2017 Basic Education Certificates Examination through a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs at the national office, Mrs. Agnes Teye Cudjoe.
A total of 468,060 candidates consisting of 241,154 males and 226,906 females were registered for the exercise, a figure 15 percent higher than the previous year. However, 3315 candidates were absent.
Some candidates have their results withheld pending investigation due to allegation of examination malpractice detected by the Item Differentia Profile Software.
Below is the full statement released by the West African Examination Council
RELEASE OF PROVISONAL RESULTS FOR THE 2017 BECE SCHOOL CANDIDATES
The West Africa examination council wishes to inform its numerous public that it has released provisional results of candidates who took the 2017 BECE for school candidates, twenty five days earlier than last year. The council is in the process of dispatching the results to the schools through the Municipal /district directors of education.
Meanwhile the council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire may access their results online at the council’s website.
A total of 468,060 candidates made up of 241,154 males and 226,906 females sat for the examination. This figure is 1.53% higher than that of the previous year. The candidates were from a total of 15,185 schools and the examination was administered at 1,702 centers .out of those who initially registered for the examination, 3,315 (0.71%) of candidates were absent.
The stanine grading system was used for the BECE with Grade 1 as the highest and Grade 9 being the lowest. With this grading system, it must be noted that there are no failures in BECE.
The subject results of 1,298 candidates which is 0.28% of the total candidates have been withheld. This excludes the subject results of candidates who were detected by the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software to have cheated in the objective tests. The withheld results will be released after the conclusion of investigation into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.
The council takes this opportunity to advise candidates to do independent work in the examination hall and avoid seeking any form of illegal assistance as such acts would be detected and sanction applied accordingly.
Source: Joyce Bedeley/ritefmonline.org