The West African Examinations Council, WAEC result for 2020 has been released earlier today, and traditionally, some candidates were unlucky to have their result withhold by the board.
The West African Examination Council spokesperson revealed that the result of 215,149 candidates who wrote the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria is withheld and currently undergoing further investigation.
Patrick Areghan, Head of WAEC Nigeria council made the startling announcement during a press briefing today in Lagos state, Monday, 2nd November 2020.
Patrick Areghan further disclosed that the candidates whose results represent 13.98 percent of the total number of candidates who sat for the exam are being investigated over various cases of examination malpractice reported during the examination.
He said and I quote below;
“The result being withheld is 13.98% of the total number of candidates who participated in the examination. These results are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for conclusion on this case. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools and this portal.
“81,718 candidates representing 5.31% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates in the course of registration and during their examination. Efforts are currently being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released, subsequently.”
The head of WAEC Nigeria, Patrick Areghan further said that out of the 1,538,445 candidates that participated in the 2020 WAEC examination, 1,338,348 (representing 86.99 percent) obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics).
“A total of 1,003,668 candidates, representing 65.24%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“Of this 1,003,668 candidates, a total of 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 subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 64.18%. Thus, there is a marginal 1.06% improvement in performance in this regard.”
Finally, Areghan disclosed that all candidate’s results have been fully processed and released, and that candidates can obtain their original WAEC certificates within the next ninety (90) days.
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