The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results for 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) candidates.
However, the council has withheld the results of 2,061 candiates for allegedly indulging in examination malpractices until conclusion of investigations.
The Council said the withheld results will either be released or cancelled as soon as it concluded its investigations.
This was in a statement issued by the councils Deputy Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday, August 24, 2018.
It said the Council is in the process of dispatching the results to the various schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.
Also the Council has hosted the results online and candidates who wished to verify their result could access at the WAEC’s website.
According to WAEC, a total of 509,827 candidates made up of 263,291 males and 246,536 females sat for the examination.
This figure is 8.92 per cent higher than that of the previous year and the candidates were from a total of 16,060 schools and the examination was administered at 1,772 centres.
Out of those who initially registered for the examination, (0.93 per cent) of the candidates were absent.
The statement said 134 candidates had their subject results cancelled for bringing foreign material into the examination hall as well as engaging in collusion and irregular activities during the examination.
Eighty three (83) candidates had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall and receiving external assistance.
The Council, therefore, expressed its appreciation to all stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Supervisors, Invigilators, the Ghana Police Service, Examiners and all who in various ways helped in the successful conduct of the examination and the timely release of results.