The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the results for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates in the first series.
Out of the 8,348 WAEC candidates that sat for the exam, the results of 413 candidates have been withheld due to various reported cases of examination malpractice.
According to Patrick Areghan, the Head, of the National Office of WAEC in Nigeria, the withheld results represent 4.95% of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination. 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 can check their results on the WAEC website at http://www.waecdirect.org. They are also required to apply for their certificates online via the WAEC Certificate Request Portal website at https://certrequest.waec.ng/
In terms of the candidates’ gender distribution, 4,161 males sat for the exam, while the remaining 4,187 were female, representing 49.84% and 50.16%, respectively.
Regarding the general performance in the exam, Areghan disclosed that 2,960 candidates, representing 35.46%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, with or without English language and/or mathematics. Meanwhile, 2,003 candidates, representing 23.99%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English language and mathematics.
A total of 27 candidates with varying degrees of special needs, such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, and albinism, were registered for the examination. The WAEC ensured that all candidates with special needs were adequately provided for during the examination administration.