The West African Examinations Council on Thursday announced that it has released the provisional results of school candidates who sat for Basic Education Certificate Examination (Bece) for School Candidates, 2019.
Bece 2019 Results Withheld: What to Do & What Not to Do
Although statistics of this year’s results result show that
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.
Why WAEC Withhold Results
The Examination Council withholds the results of candidates who are suspected to have engaged in examination malpractice.
The offence of these candidates, according to WAEC include:
- 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 2019 BECE 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 may not gain entry to Senior High School this year as the school you applied to as a 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 September.
WAEC, in a statement, has said that candidates who will be found guilty of examination malpractice will have their results cancelled.
Bece 2019 Results Withheld: What Not to Do
The West African Examinations Council wishes to alert its public 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.
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.