WAEC releases BECE 2021 results; withholds subject results of 148 candidates

WAEC releases BECE 2021 results; withholds subject results of 148 candidates

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) today, February 28, 2022 in a press release sighted by unitedshowbiz.com.gh at 4:10 pm

The West African Examinations Council wishes to inform its numerous public that it has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2021 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates. 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 desire may access their results online at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org


A total of 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 males and 284,437 females entered for the examination. Among the registered candidates, 61 had visual impairment and 321 were identified with hearing impairment. In addition, 86 candidates had special assessment needs due to other conditions.

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The total entry figure was 7.61% higher than the 2020 entry of 531,707. In all 18,028 schools presented candidates for the examination, which was administered at 2,158 centres.

Out of the total number of candidates who registered, 7,315 (1.28%) were absent.

Examination Malpractices

Following the conduct of investigations into cases of examination, malpractice detected during the conduct of the examination, the 32nd Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for the BECE held on 22nd February 2022 approved:

(1) Cancellation of the Subject Results of 138 candidates for the offence of either bringing in foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates; Cancellation of the Entire Results of 46 candidates for the offence of either sending mobile phones into the examination hall or impersonation;

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(2) Withholding of the Subject Results of 148 candidates and the Entire Results of 109 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.

(3) Meanwhile, the scripts of candidates from 24 schools in certain subjects are undergoing
scrutiny. The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome
of investigations.


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 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 examination and release of results.

How to check your BECE Results online

Visit here using your result checker voucher.

  1. Enter your Index Number.
  2. Select the Type of Examination (e.g.  WASSCE).
  3. Select your Examination Year eg. 2021.
  4. Enter the Serial Number found on the Voucher.
  5. Enter the 12-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Voucher eg. 012345678912.
  6. Confirm your Index Number and Examination Year. This is to ensure that your examination information is correct.
  7. Click on Submit and wait for the display in the popup window. This may take several minutes.

Source: unitedshowbiz.com.gh