The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the BECE for both School and Private Candidates, in 2023.
The Council will despatch the results of school candidates
to their respective schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District
Directors of Education.
Meanwhile, the results for exam sitters can be accessed at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org.
A total of 600,900 candidates, comprising 300,404 males and 300,496 females from
18,993 participating schools entered for the school examination. This figure includes
53 candidates with visual impairment, 366 with hearing impairment, and 54 candidates
with other special educational needs. The examination was conducted at 2,137 centers
across the country. Out of the total number, 3,366 candidates were absent.
The BECE for Private Candidates recorded a total entry figure of 1,839 candidates.
This was made up of 942 males and 897 females. Fifteen centers, mostly in the regional
capitals, were used for the conduct of the examination. Out of the total number of
candidates who entered for the examination, 61 were absent.
Following the completion of investigations into several cases of irregularity detected
during the conduct of the examination and marking of scripts, the 34th Meeting of the
Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for BECE, held on Monday,
6th November, 2023 approved as follows:
(1) Cancellation of Subject Results of 312 school candidates and 3 private
candidates for bringing foreign materials, namely, prepared notes, text
books and printed materials into the examination hall or colluding with
(2) Cancellation of Entire Results of 41 school candidates and 1 private
candidate for possession of mobile phones in the examination hall;
(3) Withholding of Subject Results of 180 school candidates and 4 private
candidates for various suspected offenses;
(4) Withholding of Entire Results of 110 school candidates and 2 private
Candidates for various suspected offenses;
Meanwhile, the scripts of 22,270 candidates, in certain subjects are being scrutinized
for reported cases of mass cheating. Their results may be canceled or released
based on the outcome of 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 expresses its sincerest gratitude to stakeholders especially the Ministry of
Education, Ghana Education Service, the Security Agencies, Heads of Schools,
Supervisors, Invigilators, Examiners, and all who in various ways supported it in the
successful conduct of the examination and release of results