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    WAEC investigates over 2,000 BECE candidates for exam malpractice

    The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has initiated investigations into over 2,000 candidates who participated in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) due to suspected malpractice.

    WAEC has opted to withhold the results of certain subjects for these candidates until the investigations are concluded.

    The examination council disclosed on November 9, 2023, that the scripts of 22,270 candidates, across specific subjects, are currently under scrutiny for reported instances of widespread cheating.

    This announcement came following the release of the provisional results for the 2023 BECE for both public schools and private candidates.

    Candidates involved in the investigation have been summoned to WAEC’s offices to respond to questions regarding alleged irregularities detected during the exams. Concerned parents also accompanied the affected candidates to WAEC’s offices in the Ashanti Region to address the situation.

    According to WAEC, their results may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.


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