The West African Examinations Council has released provisional results of candidates who took the June, 2015 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The Council is in the process of dispatching the results to the schools through the Municipal and District Directors of Education.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs of the Council, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, said the results have been posted online and candidates who so desire may access their results online at the Council's website.
The statement said 437,942 candidates made up of 229,651 males and 208,291 females registered for the examination. This figure is three-point-five-five percent (3.55%) higher than that of the previous year.
The candidates were from 13,436 schools and the examination was administered at 1,546 centres. Out of those who initially registered for the examination 1,886 were absent.
The stanine grading system was used for the BECE with Grade 1 as the highest and Grade 9 being the lowest.
Mrs. Teye Cudjoe said results of 6,812 candidates, representing have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged examination malpractice.
The withheld results will be released as soon as the council concludes its investigations.