The West African Examinations Council(WAEC), on Monday, announced that it withheld the results of 13.98 per cent or 215,149 candidates who sat for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria.
The Council said these candidates who wrote the examination are being 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.
He said, “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.
He further explained that “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, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.