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Release of B.E.C.E results for the 2020 candidates

19.12.2020 13:43

On December 16, 2020, 4:07 pm, the West African Examinations Council (W.A.E.C) announced the release of the 2020 B.E.C.E candidates' provisional results on their website (waecgh.org).

Below was the statistics of the candidates given by W.A.E.C.


A total of 531,707 candidates made up of 269,408 males and 262,299 females sat for the examination. This figure is 2.78% higher than the 2019 candidature of 517,332. The candidates were from a total of 17,436 schools and the examination was administered at 2,012 centres.  Out of the total number of candidates who initially registered, 1.59% were absent.

There were a number of malpractices and the statistical report by W.A.E.C is shown below:



  • Cancellation of the Subject Results of 417 candidates for bringing foreign material into the examination hall and engaging in collusion;
  • Cancellation of the Entire Results of 44 candidates for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall;
  • Withholding of the Subject Results of 977 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.

According to W.A.E.C, the withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.

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