The West African Examination Council, WAEC has finally released the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results for school and private candidates.
As with the previous year, both school and private school candidates were given the same exam schedule. Candidates’ results will be sent to their respective schools by the Council via the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.
School and private candidates who desire to access their results online can do so at the Council’s website. Know how to check your BECE results here. As well, result checkers can also be purchased this way.
Statistics of Examination
A total of 552,288 candidates made up of 276,999 males and 275,289 females entered for the school examination. This includes 65 candidates with visual impairment, 427 with hearing impairment and 54 candidates with other test accommodation needs. Out of the total number of candidates who entered for the examination, 4,309 candidates were absent.
The BECE for Private Candidates recorded a total entry figure of 1,144 candidates. This was made up of 641 males and 503 females. Out of the total number of candidates who entered for the examination, 84 candidates were absent.
The following was approved at the 33rd Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for the BECE, 2022 on January 24, 2023, following investigations into some incidences of examination misconduct uncovered during the conduct of the examinations:
Cancellation of the Subject Results of 416 school candidates and 3 private candidates for the offense of either bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates;
- Withholding of Subject Results of 38 school candidates pending conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice;
- Cancellation of the Entire Results of 73 school candidates and 2 private candidates for the offense of bringing mobile phones into the examination hall;
- Withholding of the Entire Results of 11 school candidates pending conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.
Meanwhile, the scripts of candidates from 40 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny.
The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.
As WAEC releases the BECE 2022 results, the Council has issued a warning once again for parents and candidates to be careful of scammers who, for a price, claim they can improve outcomes. Candidates should know that their WAEC scores are protected and verifiable.
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