2019 BECE Statistics: WAEC Witholds 2,497 Results

Following the released of the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), WAEC has withheld the results of 2,497 candidates.

The West African Examinations Council wishes to inform its publics that it has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the BECE for School Candidates, 2019. The Council will despatch the results to the schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.

Meanwhile, the Council has hosted the results online and candidates who so desire, may access their results at the Council’s website.



A total of 517,331 candidates made up of 263,602 males and 253,729 females sat for the examination. This figure is 1.47% higher than that of the previous year. The candidates were from a total of 16,871 schools and the examination was administered at 1,880 centres.  Out of those who initially registered for the examination,  5,320 (1.03%) of the candidates were absent.


Following the conclusion of investigations into cases of examination malpractice detected during the conduct of the examination:

  • One hundred and seventy-three (173) candidates had their subject results cancelled for bringing foreign material into the examination hall;
  • Nineteen (19) candidates had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall.
  • Two thousand four hundred and ninety-seven (2,497) subject results have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged examination malpractice. The withheld results will either be released or cancelled as soon as the Council concludes its investigations.


The Council wishes to express its profound appreciation to all stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Supervisors, Invigilators, the Ghana Police Service, Examiners, Script Checkers and all who in various ways helped in the successful conduct of the examination and the timely release of results.


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