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BECE SCHOOL



BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES

Introduction

This examination is both for certification and selection into Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes in Ghana. The results of the examination is based on Continuous Assessment and the external examination. The Continuous Assessment forms 30% whilst the external examination forms 70% of the total assessment.

Eligibility

Candidates in the third year of Junior High Schools approved by the Ghana Education Service are eligible to register to take part in this examination.

Date of Examination

The examination is conducted nationwide in June each year.

Entry for the Examination

Registration for the examination is done electronically in October/November each year. Statement of Entries, CDs together with the registration fees should reach the appropriate Office of the Council by specified dates that will be determined by the Council from year to year.

Subjects for the Examination

The following are the subjects available to candidates:

  • English Language
  • Ghanaian Language and Culture
  • Social Studies
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Design and Technology
  • Religious & Moral Education
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • French (optional)

 

Grading of Candidates

Candidates are graded based on their performance in the external examination (objective and written) and Continuous (Internal) Assessment marks provided by the schools. A nine-point numerical scale is used in grading the candidates with Grade 1 denoting the highest performance and Grade 9 the lowest.

Release of Results

The results of the examination are released in August to enable successful and qualified candidates enter Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes at the beginning of the academic year. The results lists are sent to the participating schools, whilst each candidate receives a statement of results through his/her school. Candidates can also check their results online with an access card at www.waecgh.org.

Selection of Candidates to Senior High School

Candidates are selected to Senior High Schools by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

Review of Scripts

Scripts are kept for three months after release of results before they are finally destroyed. During this time, review of scripts for a fee is allowed and this is done at the instance of the Head of school or an accredited representative of the school since the Basic Education Certificate Examination is a school-based examination. The Council by policy does not undertake review of scripts at the instance of candidates, parents, guardians, or persons claiming to act “in loco parentis”

Certificates

Certificates are sent to the schools for collection by individual candidates. Certificates are produced once, and so certificates which get lost or damaged after collection are not replaced.

Confirmation of Results

Candidates who lose their certificates may confirm their results to prospective employers and educational institutions

Attestation of Results

Candidates who lose their certificates may also request for attestation of their results.

Further information/Enquires

All enquiries about the Basic Education Certificate Examination may be directed to the Deputy Registrar/ Controller, National Examinations Administration Department on telephone numbers,

(233) 302-208201-9 or info@waecgh .org

 

THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2018
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 42,643 45,710 88,353
2 Eastern 24,512 22,481 46,993
3 Central 28,128 26,511 54,639
4 Western 28,228 25,253 53,486
5 Ashanti 54,487 51,121 105,608
6 Brong Ahafo 25,480 22,653 48,133
7 Volta 19,241 16,683 35,924
8 Northern 23,864 19,368 43,232
9 Upper East 10,422 10,721 21,143
10 Upper West 6,290 6,023 12,313
GRAND TOTAL 263,295 246,529 509,824
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2017
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 41,022 44,019 85,041
2 Eastern 23,311 21,008 44,319
3 Central 25,934 24,172 50,106
4 Western 24,779 22,688 47,467
5 Ashanti 47,702 45,868 93,570
6 Brong Ahafo 23,311 20,433 43,744
7 Volta 17,567 15,340 32,907
8 Northern 21,506 17,469 38,975
9 Upper East 9,820 10,053 19,873
10 Upper West 6,196 5,855 12,051
GRAND TOTAL 241,148 226,905 468,053
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2016
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 39,625 42,295 81,920
2 Eastern 23,379 20,649 44,028
3 Central 25,380 23,497 48,877
4 Western 24,276 21,696 45,972
5 Ashanti 46,922 44,427 91,349
6 Brong Ahafo 22,704 19,950 42,654
7 Volta 18,205 14,774 32,979
8 Northern 22,489 17,427 39,916
9 Upper East 10,410 10,303 20,713
10 Upper West 6,499 6,022 12,521
GRAND TOTAL 239,889 221,040 460,929
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2015
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 37,915 40,521 78,436
2 Eastern 22,034 19,138 41,172
3 Central 23,936 21,964 45,900
4 Western 23,602 20,492 45,972
5 Ashanti 45,197 42,618 87,815
6 Brong Ahafo 22,278 18,751 41,026
7 Volta 17,351 13,916 31,267
8 Northern 21,019 15,711 36,730
9 Upper East 9,649 9,420 19,069
10 Upper West 6,746 5,775 12,521
GRAND TOTAL 229,724 208,306 438,030
Participating Schools : 13,434
Examination Centres: 1,546
French Candidates: 180,535
ICT Candidates: 414,251
Blind Candidates: 52
Deaf Candidates: 257
Dumb Candidates: 9
Supervisors: 1,546
Assistant supervisors: 1,466
Invigilators: 15,326
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2014
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 36,159 37,980 74,139
2 Eastern 22,212 19,310 41,522
3 Central 23,203 20,718 43,921
4 Western 22,475 19,516 41,991
5 Ashanti 43,326 40,533 83,859
6 Brong Ahafo 21,645 17,928 39,573
7 Volta 18,049 13,817 31,866
8 Northern 20,244 14,450 43,694
9 Upper East 9,759 9,250 19,009
10 Upper West 6,693 5,679 12,372
GRAND TOTAL 223,765 199,181 422,946
Participating Schools : 12,562
Examination Centres: 1,431
French Candidates: 171,274
ICT Candidates: 391,730
Supervisors: 1,431
Assistant supervisors: 1,432
Invigilators: 14,753
ENTRY STATISTICS FOR THE BECE (2009-2014)
YEAR CANDIDATURE
2009 395,637
2010 350,899
2011 372,826
2012 376,859
2013 391,079
2014 422,946
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, ACCRA
BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION,
FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES
ENTRY FIGURES BY REGION ----2013
S/N REGION MALE CANDIDATES FEMALE CANDIDATES TOTAL CANDIDATES
1 Greater Accra 37,915 40,521 78,436
2 Eastern 22,034 19,138 41,172
3 Central 23,936 21,964 45,900
4 Western 23,602 20,492 45,972
5 Ashanti 45,197 42,618 87,815
6 Brong Ahafo 22,278 18,751 41,026
7 Volta 17,351 13,916 31,267
8 Northern 21,019 15,711 36,730
9 Upper East 9,649 9,420 19,069
10 Upper West 6,746 5,775 12,521
GRAND TOTAL 229,724 208,306 438,030