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WAEC releases 2022 BECE results

The West Africa Examination Council has finally issued the eagerly anticipated 2022 BECE results. According to WAEC, private applicants must verify their results online at the website of the examination authority while school candidates’ results are sent to various schools via the district directors of education. Candidates for schools can also access the website to view their results.

Infractions such as bringing foreign materials into the exam room or conspiring with other applicants led to the cancellation of the subject results for 416 school students and three private candidates.

Aside from that, the act of bringing a phone into the exam room resulted in the cancellation of the entire exam for 73 school candidates and two private candidates.

38 school candidates’ subject scores have been withheld pending the results of investigations into numerous allegations of alleged examination fraud.

Additionally, the complete results of 11 school applicants have been withheld while investigations into numerous alleged incidences of examination fraud are ongoing.

This information was disclosed in a press release dated January 25, 2023, that WAEC’s Head of Legal, Rev. Victor Brew, issued and signed on Wednesday evening on behalf of the Head of the National Office.

Last year, the same diet of examination was administered to both school and private candidates,” WAEC stated.

According to WAEC, it will send the school candidates’ test results to the appropriate schools via the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education.

The Council’s website,, allows users to evaluate the performance of Private Candidates.

Additionally, it said that school hopefuls could view their results online at the Council’s website.


The total number of candidates that took the school exam was 552,288. There were 276,999 male and 275,289 female candidates.

This comprises 54 applicants who require additional exam accommodations, 427 candidates with hearing impairment, and 65 candidates with visual impairment.

4,309 candidates out of the total that registered for the test were not present.

A total of 1,144 candidates entered the BECE for Private Candidates.

503 females and 641 guys made up this group. 84 candidates out of the total who registered to take the exam were not present.

Examination malpractices

The 33rd Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for the BECE, 2022, convened on January 24, 2023, accepted the following after investigations into some of the incidences of examination misconduct discovered during the conduct of the examinations were finished:

416 school candidates and 3 private candidates had their subject results canceled for bringing foreign materials into the exam room or collaborating with other candidates;
withholding of 38 school applicants’ subject results while investigations into numerous alleged incidences of examination fraud are being completed;
73 school applicants and 2 private candidates had their entire results canceled for bringing mobile phones into the exam room;

According to WAEC, the outcomes of the investigations may lead to the invalidation or release of the results of candidates their results.


The Council is cautioning all stakeholders to be wary of fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee. Candidates are to note that WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated.

The Council wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to all stakeholders especially the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, the Security Agencies, Supervisors, Invigilators, Examiners and all who in various ways supported it in the successful conduct of the examinations and release of results.

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