The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the results of the 2020-first series West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.


The results were announced by Olu Adenipekun, WAEC’s national office head (HNO), at a news conference in Lagos on Tuesday.

According to him, only 32.23 percent of candidates who sat for the examination had credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Adenipekun said a total of 12,395 candidates registered while 12,075 of them sat for it.


He also expressed concerns that 548 results were withheld over suspected malpractice but reassured affected persons that such cases are being investigated by a designated committee.

While 9,438 candidates obtained credit and above in two subjects, 8,125 and 6,713 obtained the same in three and four subjects respectively.

5,251 candidates obtained credit and above in five subjects and 3,892 obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects including English and general mathematics.


Directing candidates to check their results on the council’s website, Adenipekun added that the pin and serial number needed are contained in the photo card obtained during registration.

He also disclosed that the board has introduced an electronic certificate management system (ECMS), a portal deployed to enable private candidates to request for certificates online.

Adenipekun said the council’s office in the country also entered a partnership with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) such that certificates can be delivered to candidates anywhere across states.

“In order for this to be done seamlessly, we have entered into a partnership with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST),” he said.


“Therefore, using the expedited mail delivery service of NIPOST, candidates can, upon application and required payments done online, have their certificates delivered to them in any state of the federation, irrespective of where they sat for the examination.”

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