WAEC Withholds 215,149 SSCE Results As It Announces 2020 Results

Richard Ginika’s Izuora

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced on Monday that it withheld the results of 215,149 candidates, representing 13.98 per cent of those who sat for the 2020 the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in Nigeria.

The Council said the results were withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

The Head of WAEC Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, made this know at a briefing in Lagos while announcing the official release of the results of this year’s WASSCE.

According to him, “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.”

“81,718 candidates, representing 5.31 per cent have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates. Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released, subsequently,” Areghan added.

According to him, “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 per cent,obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics;

“1,003,668 candidates, representing 65.24 per cent, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

“Of this number 497,139 i. e. 49.53 per cent were male candidates, while 506,529 i.e. 50.47 per cent 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 per cent. Thus, there is a marginal 1.06 per cent improvement in performance in this regard.”

He noted that the results have been uploaded on the Council website, adding that the “certificates of candidates whose results have been fully processed and released will be ready within the next 90 days, counting from today.”

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