The West Africa Examination Council in the release of its 2022 BECE results for candidates provided the following statistics with respect to the issues relating to examination malpractice.
Following the completion of the investigation carried out into some of the cases of examination malpractice detected during the conduct of the examination, the 33rd meeting of the final awards and examiners’ appointment committee for the BECE, 2022 held on 24th January 2023, approves as follows
a. Cancellation of the subject results of 416 school candidates and 3 private candidates for the offence of either bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or colliding with other candidates
b. Withholding of subject results of 38 school candidates pending the conclusion of an investigation into various cases of alleged examination malpractice
c. Cancellation of the entire results of 83 school candidates and 2 private candidates for the offence of bringing mobile phones into the examination hall
d. Withholding of the entire results of 11 school candidates pending the conclusion of an investigation into various cases of alleged examination malpractice
Meanwhile, the script of candidates from 40 schools in certain subjects is undergoing scrutiny.
The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on investigations.
The council is cautioning all stakeholders to be wary of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee. Candidates are to note that WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated
The council wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to all stakeholders especially the ministry of education, Ghana Education Service, the security agencies, supervisors, invigilators, examiners and all who in various ways supported it in the successful conduct of the examination and release of results
The statement from WAEC was signed by Victor Brew, head of legal affairs of the examination body for the head of the national office.