WAEC impose sanctions on BECE students it cancelled results



The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says 2021 BECE candidates with cancelled results over impersonation and other serious examination offences have been banned for two years for writing or re-sitting the national exams,

The spokeswoman for the not-for-profit-making organization (WAEC), Winifred Ampiaw after her outfit released the 2021 BECE results told journalists the entire results of some 46 candidates have been cancelled for bad reasons.

“In the case of impersonation, aside from your entire results being cancelled, you will be barred from taking the Council’s examination for a period of two years,” the WAEC Public Relations Officer (PRO) said on Tuesday.

The spokesperson further explained that candidates who fall within the ‘entire results cancelled’ category will not be able to resit for the national exams saying they would have to wait for the period to be over before they can resit.

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“If you fall within that category, you will not be able to resit the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School. For now, you would have to wait for the period to be over before you can resit,” Winifred Ampiaw noted.

She however said there are some subjects students can resit if they want to. “A window will also be opened for students who want to resit.“For that window, the period has not been communicated yet,” the WAEC official stated.

Announcing the release of the results of candidates who partook in the 31st BECE School on Monday, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said the subject results of 138 candidates have been cancelled for various offences.

“The subject results of 148 candidates and the Entire Results of 109 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice,” the Exams Body disclosed on February 28, 2022.

It also said the scripts of candidates from 24 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny. The withheld results, Management of the Council indicated may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.

A total of 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 males and 284,437 females entered for the national examination. Among the registered candidates, 61 had visual impairment and 321 were identified with hearing impairment.


The non-government agency working with the Ministry of Education (MoE) following the release of the 2021 BECE for School results has cautioned students to be wary of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee.


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