In a groundbreaking announcement today, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), Conrad Sackey, revealed the exceptional results of the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Minister Sackey proudly proclaimed that this year’s BECE results set a new record, with a remarkable pass rate exceeding 92%.
Moreover, he emphasized the outstanding achievement of Amida Tejan, a student from Modern High School, who emerged as the top performer in the 2023 BECE, securing a flawless aggregate score of 6.
The Minister shared that a total of 119,801 candidates successfully earned a minimum of five passes, including English and Mathematics, showcasing a significant leap in educational accomplishment.
A total of 132,684 candidates from 1,730 schools across the country participated in the BECE.
Regrettably, 5,619 students were absent during the examination, leaving 127,065 candidates who successfully completed at least one subject.
However, the results of 1,889 candidates from 8 schools have been withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WACE) due to late entries.
Despite these challenges, the Minister confirmed that the results of 130,795 candidates, inclusive of those who were absent, have been released to the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE).
The BECE, overseen by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), is taken by third-year Junior High School students. This examination serves dual purposes: determining eligibility for senior secondary education and certifying junior secondary education completion.