When will the 2023 BECE Results be released?
The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is a national exam taken by final year junior high school students in Ghana. It is administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The BECE results are eagerly awaited every year by students, parents and schools across the country. In this article, we discuss details regarding the release of the 2023 BECE results.
When will the 2023 BECE Results Be Released?
The BECE exams took place from August 7-11, 2023. Typically it takes around 2-3 months after the exams for the results to be processed and released.
So if we estimate 2-3 months from the end of the exams on August 11th, the 2023 BECE results could be expected sometime in October or November 2023.
A more specific estimated date range would be:
Earliest: Late October 2023
Latest: Mid November 2023
The exact release date will depend on how quickly the examinations council is able to process and analyze all the exam results. But hopefully this provides a general idea of when to expect the 2023 BECE results to be out.
How to Know if the BECE Results Have Been Released
The exact date for the release of the BECE results is usually not known ahead of time. However, the results are typically out about two months after the exams have been written. The WAEC usually puts out advertisements in the media – on TV, radio stations and newspapers – once the results are ready.
You can also check the WAEC Ghana website or social media pages to know when the results have been released. The Ministry of Education also makes official announcements on the release of the BECE results.
What to Do When the Results are Released
Once it is confirmed that the BECE results are out, you need to check your results without delay. This enables you to make important decisions about your education early enough. If you are happy with your grades, you can go ahead and apply to senior high schools of your choice.
But if your results need improvement, you may have to consider rewriting some papers before proceeding to high school.
How to Check Your BECE 2023 Results
To check your 2023 BECE results, you will need to purchase prepaid vouchers/PINs from WAEC authorized agents. Each PIN costs around GHS 20. Visit a WAEC approved vendor or agent, purchase your pin, scratch it to reveal the code, and then proceed to check your results online.
On the WAEC website, click on ‘BECE results’ and enter your 10-digit index number and the 12-digit PIN. Your 2023 BECE results will then be displayed on the screen. Print or save a copy of the results slip.
You can also check your results via SMS by typing your index number and sending to short code 1420 on all networks. This will fetch your results instantly on your phone at no cost.
What to Do After Checking Your BECE Results
Once you confirm your grades, the next steps include:
- Deciding on which senior high school to attend based on your grades and program choices
- Purchasing admission forms of the schools you qualify for
- Submitting the completed forms with a copy of your results slip
- Monitoring admission lists to know if you have been offered admission
- Preparing and reporting promptly to the SHS you are admitted to
What is the Pass Mark for BECE?
To be considered as having passed the BECE, you need to obtain a total aggregate score of 36 or better across all 10 subjects. You should score at least grade 06 in all core subjects which are English, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies. The pass mark often varies slightly year-to-year but is generally a total aggregate of 36.
The 2023 BECE results will likely be released in October 2023 after the exams have been concluded in August. To check your results, purchase PINs from accredited vendors and check online or via SMS. Once available, take time to carefully analyze your grades, make informed choices and proceed to senior high school. The WAEC and Ministry of Education will make public announcements on the exact release date of the 2023 BECE results.