The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has published the names of 2021 Junior High School (JHS) graduates who were allegedly involved in BECE irregularities during the conduct of the 31st edition of the national examination.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, the management of the non-profit-making organization said candidates are to report to the Kumasi Office of WAEC on August 11-12, 2022, to assist in investigations into the alleged irregularities.
“Candidates are to note that their refusal to honour the invitation shall not preclude the Council from making a final determination on the matter,” the Examinations Council stated in a publication in the Daily Graphic newspaper.
The 2021 JHS graduates allegedly said to be involved in the BECE irregularities by the WAEC management are from three Junior High Schools (JHS), namely; Pokukrom Methodist JHS, Akropong R/C JHS and Akropong R/C JHS.
A total of 572,167 final-year Junior High School (JHS) students made up of 287,730 boys and 284,437 girls from 18,028 Junior High Schools (Private and Public) sat for the national examination at 2,158 centres across the country.
According to the statistics sighted by AcademicWeek.com, Ashanti Region provided the majority of the candidates who sat for the just-ended BECE for School followed by the Greater Accra Region and Upper East with the lowest.
About 2,158 supervisors, 20,124 invigilators and 1,853 Assistant supervisors were contracted by WAEC to oversee the administration of the 2021 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates.
The subject results of 148 candidates and the entire results of 109 candidates after the release of the 2021 BECE results were withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.
Below are candidates’ names