The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the examination results of candidates who sat for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The 2017 BECE had a total of 468,060 registered students from 15,185 schools across the country.
However, over 3,000 candidates were absent for the examination.
According to a press release signed by the Head of Public Affairs at the council, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the results of over 1,298 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.
The statement stated that the Stanine grading system was used for the BECE with Grade 1 as the highest and Grade 9 and the lowest.
With this grading system, failures are not recognized.