Monday, May 29, 2023

WAEC Withholds Results Of 413 Candidates

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the result of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for Private Candidates, 2023–First Series.

According to the report from the Head of the National Office WAEC, Nigeria, Patrick E. Areghan, out of the total number of eight thousand, three hundred and forty-eight, 8,348 candidates that sat the examination, only four thousand, one hundred and sixty-One, 4,161 were males while four thousand, one hundred and eighty-seven (4,187) were females, representing 49.84% and 50.16%, respectively.

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He also mentioned that results of four hundred and thirteen candidates were withheld owing to cases of examination malpractice.

“The results of Four Hundred And Thirteen 413 candidates, representing 4.95% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice. 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.”

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Mr Areghan stated further that the analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the eight thousand, three hundred and forty-eight (8,348) candidates that sat the examination: two thousand, nine hundred and sixty (2,960) candidates representing 35.46% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects (with or without English language and/or mathematics); two thousand and three. 2,003 candidates representing 23.99% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English language and mathematics

“Amongst the candidates that sat the examination, twenty-seven, 27 candidates, with varying degrees of special needs, were registered for the examination. out of this number, eight were visually challenged, two had impaired hearing and four were albinos. all these candidates with special needs were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination.” He concluded.

Candidates who sat the examination should visit waec website to check their results.


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