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18.08.2004 Education

Basic Education Examination results released

Basic Education Examination results released
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Accra, Aug. 18, GNA - The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Wednesday announced that it has released the results of the 2004 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The results for schools and statements of results for individual candidates have been sent to the schools through the District Directors of Education.

A statement signed by Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, Senior Public Affairs Officer of WAEC, said out of 278,396 candidates that sat for the examination, 170,357 candidates representing 61 per cent had aggregate 06-30 with 6,260 candidates (2 per cent} obtaining aggregate 06. Aggregate 30 is the cut-off point for selection of candidates into various programmes in the Senior Secondary Schools and Technical Institutions.

The breakdown of the results is as follows: 19,042 candidates, 7 per cent had aggregate 06-10; 55,804 candidates 20 per cent had aggregate 11-20, and 95,511 candidates 34 per cent had aggregate 21-30.

The statement said 518 candidates had their subject results cancelled while three candidates had their entire results cancelled and have been barred from taking part in any of the Council's examinations for two years.

It said the affected candidates were involved in various examination irregularities such as bringing in foreign materials for example blank pieces of paper, notes and textbooks into the examination hall, collusion, impersonation and disturbing in the examination hall.

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