The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) reported on Monday that it has withheld the results of 215, 149 candidates who wrote the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria.
WAEC claimed that the results of the candidates representing 13,98 per cent of the total number of candidates who wrote the examination were withheld in connection with various recorded cases of malpractice.
Patrick Areghan, head of WAEC Nigeria, broke the news at a briefing in Lagos on Monday morning, announcing the official publication of this year’s WASSCE results.
According 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.”
He added; “81,718 candidates, representing 5.31% 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.”