WAEC releases 2021 BECE results; cancels entire results of 46 students

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of results for the 2021 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

A total of 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 males and 284,437 females sat for the examination.

In a press release on February 28, the Council said the entire results of 46 candidates have been cancelled for the offence of either sending mobile phones into the examination hall or impersonation.

The Council further noted that the subject results of 138 candidates have also been cancelled for the offence of either bringing in foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.

Meanwhile, the subject results of 148 candidates and the entire results of 109 candidates have been withheld pending conclusion of investigations into their alleged cases of malpractice.“The scripts of candidates from 24 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny. The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations,” portions of the statement stated.

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