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WAEC Withholds Results Of 215,149 Candidates, Gives Reason

WAEC Withholds Results Of 215,149 Candidates, Gives Reason (Updated: Monday, 2nd November 2020, 02:28 PM)


The results of 215,149 candidates that sat for the 2020 WASSCE has been withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

This was confirmed in a statement on Monday, 2nd November by the examination body when it announced the release of results for candidates who sat for the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to WAEC, the 215,149 candidates who had their results withheld are under investigation for various reported cases of examination malpractices.

Speaking on the development, the Head of WAEC Nigeria, Patrick Areghan who spoke in Lagos noted that, “The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.”

He added that 1,338,348 candidates, representing 86.99%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics; while 1,003,668 candidates, representing 65.24%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

In his words, “The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the 1,538,445 candidates that sat the examination,

“1,338,348 candidates, representing 86.99%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics;

“1,003,668 candidates, representing 65.24%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

“Of this number 497,139 i. e. 49.53% were male candidates, while 506,529 i.e. 50.47% were female candidates. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2019, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 64.18%. Thus, there is a marginal 1.06% improvement in performance in this regard.”

Meanwhile, for candidates whose results have been released, they should click this link to check their results.

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