The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld the results of some 6,812 candidates who sat for the 2015 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for alleged examination malpractices.
The exams that was sat by candidates from 13,436 schools at 1,546 centres, was hit with widespread leakages which compelled the exam body to cancel some five papers and order a re-take. The papers cancelled include English Language 2, Religious and Moral Education 2, Science 2, Mathematics 2 and Social Studies 2.
A statement released by the council and signed by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs of the Council, Agnes Teye Cudjoe said that, the provisional results have been posted on its website and that candidates may access their results online if they so wish.
The statement added that, the results of 6,812 candidates, have been withheld but will be released “as soon as the council concludes its investigations” into alleged examination malpractices.
A total of 437,942 candidates made up of 229,651 males and 208,291 females registered for the examination which was 3.55% higher than the previous year. Out of those who initially registered for the examination 1,886 were absent, the WAEC has indicated.