The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results for private candidates in the first series for 2023.
In a statement, Patrick Areghan, head of the national office at WAEC Nigeria, said that 8,348 candidates sat for the examination conducted in Nigeria between January 31, and February 17, 2023.
The figure, according to him, represented a 16 per cent increase when compared with that of 2022.
Aregan said 4,161 males sat for the exam while the remaining 4,187 were females representing 49.8 per cent and 50.16 per cent, respectively.
According to him, “only 2,003 candidates (representing 23.99%) out of the total 8,348 who sat the exam obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“And out of this number, only 971 (representing 48.48%) were male candidates while 1,032( representing 51.52%) were females.”
He said the board withheld the results of 413 candidates due to varied cases of examination malpractice.
“The results of 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,” Areghan 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.
“Candidates who sat the examination should visit www.waecdirect.org to check their results.
“They will also be required to apply for their certificates online, through the WAEC Certificate Request Portal website: https://certrequest.waec.ng/.”
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