The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withheld the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results of 24 schools across the country in certain subjects.
“The scripts of candidates from 24 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny,” WAEC said in a statement released on Monday, 28 February 2022.
The withholding of the scripts of the candidates follows the release of the 2021 BECE results by the council.
According to the council, “the withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.”
The council has also cancelled the subject results of 138 candidates “for the offence of either bringing in foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.”
The council further cancelled the entire results of “46 candidates for the offence of either sending mobile phones into the examination hall or impersonation.”
While the council withheld the results of “148 candidates and the entire results of 109 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.”
In all, a total of 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 males and 284,437 females sat for the examination.