A total of 517,332 candidates from 16,871 public and private basic schools nationwide will this morning begin the 2019 (Bece) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Made up of 263, 616 males and 253,716 females, representing an increase of 7,508 over the 2018 figure of 509,824, they will converge at 1,880 examination centres.
2019 BECE: 517,332 candidates from 16,871 schools write exams across country
- 1 2019 BECE: 517,332 candidates from 16,871 schools write exams across country
- 2 Waec Warns Candidates of Exam Results Fraudsters
- 3 Waec Warns Candidates of Exam Results Fraudsters
- 4 2019 WASSCE: What To Do If Your Results Have Been Withheld
- 5 Reasons Why WAEC Withhold Results
- 6 What to do if Your WASSCE Results have been Withheld
They will be supervised by a total of 21,726 supervisors, their assistants and invigilators, according to figures made available to the Ghanaian Times by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The week-long examination was initially slated for Monday, June 3 to Friday June 7 but the Ghana Education Service (GES) rescheduled the date to the present one.
A regional breakdown of the candidates shows that the Ashanti Region has the highest number of 104, 461, made up of 52,945 males and 51, 516 females, followed by the Greater Accra Region with 90,584 of which 43,273 are males.
A total of 55,535 constituting 28,212 males and 27,323 will write in the Central Region while the erstwhile Western Region will present 52,806 candidates, comprising 27,619 males and 23,508 females.
The former Brong-Ahafo has 49,127 candidates including 26,619 males. The Eastern and Northern regions will present 47,964 including 24,883 males and 43,960 including 23,900 males, respectively.
Upper West Region has the least number of 13,109 candidates (6,725 males and 6,384 females), the Upper East has 22,001(including 10,812 males), while the Volta Region has 37,785 of which 19,978 are males.
The Deputy Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe told the Ghanaians Times all was set for the exams adding that enough measures had been put in place to prevent leakage or cheating in the examination halls.
In a related development, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said it has worked closely with WAEC to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination throughout the country.
A statement issued by the Head of Public Relations, Cassandra Twum Ampofo assured candidates in the Chereponi District in the North-East Region of maximum security during the examination in view of ongoing conflicts.
It has, therefore, called for support from stakeholders in the area to ensure that the future of the children was not jeopardised by any form of insecurity during the period of the examination.
Waec Warns Candidates of Exam Results Fraudsters
Waec Warns Candidates of Exam Results Fraudsters: The West African Examinations Council wishes to alert its publics to the activities of certain persons who introduce themselves as workers of WAEC and also claim to have access to its results database. These fraudsters contact candidates with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers.
Waec Warns Candidates of Exam Results Fraudsters
The Council wishes to assure members of the public that its results database is well secured. As such, all forged results can be detected by its confirmation/verification system. Institutions and organisations are advised to confirm or verify results presented to them directly from the Council or access the confirmation/verification service online at www.waecgh.org.
Members of the public are advised to report the activities of these fraudsters to the police or to the nearest WAEC Office
In a statement, WAEC urged candidates and the general public to beware of fraudsters who contact them with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers.
“The West African Examination Council wishes to alert its publics to the activities of certain persons who introduce themselves as workers of WAEC and also claim to have access to its results database.
“These fraudsters contact candidates with the promise of “upgrading” their results for a fee payable through mobile money transfers,” sections of the statement read.
WAEC further advised candidates to verify or confirm their results directly from WAEC’s online portal.
The Council appealed to the public to report activities of such fraudsters to the police for them to be immediately arrested.
“Institutions and organisations are advised to confirm or verify results presented to them directly from the council or access the confirmation/ verification service online at www.waegh.org,” the statement added.
2019 WASSCE: What To Do If Your Results Have Been Withheld
2019 WASSCE: What To Do If Your Results Have Been Withheld: The West African Examinations Council on Monday announced that it has released the provisional results of school candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Although statistics of this year’s results result show that there is a general improvement in the performance of candidates at A1-C6 in all the core subjects, the number of candidates whose results have been withheld has seen an over 70% increment over last year’s figure.
Last year, the results of 26,434 candidates were withheld but this year’s figures indicate an over 70% increase in examination malpractice.
Reasons Why WAEC Withhold Results
The offence of these candidates, according to WAEC include:
1. bringing foreign material such as prepared notes, printed material and mobile phones to the examination hall
2. Collusion among candidates
3. Planned cheating which occurred with the connivance of some supervisors and school authorities
The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations
What to do if Your WASSCE Results have been Withheld
Knowing that your results have been withheld can be very stressful, especially when you believe that you did not engage in any form of examination malpractice.
What is worse is that you you may not gain entry to university this year as the school you applied to as an awaiting student will not have access to your results.
What you should do at this point is not to fret but to be calm and trust that WAEC will conclude their investigation for your results will be released.
It is anticipated that the examination council will conclude their investigations before the end of August.
WAEC, in a statement has said that candidates who will be found guilty of examination malpractice will have their results cancelled.