WAEC releases private WASSCE results
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday announced the release of results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
A total of 7,690 candidates entered for the examination, representing a 38% decline when compared with the 2020 figure, WAEC’s head of the Nigeria national office Patrick Areghan said at a press briefing in Lagos.
However, only 2,195 candidates, representing 30.11% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“The number of candidates that had five credits, including English Language and Mathematics may not necessarily be a basis for judging the level of performance in this examination,” Areghan said.
“This is because the examination is more or less a remedial one. Some candidates may just need only one or two papers, other than English Language and /or Mathematics to remedy their admission deficiencies.”
Candidates who sat the examination are now free to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website.
The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by candidates to check their results online are contained on the candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.
The private candidate examination is “primarily designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions to reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.”
Areghan said it was unsure of when the WASSCE for school candidates, usually held in May/June would hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still very much felt in the education sector,” “The academic calendar has been distorted.
“It will, therefore, not be possible to have the examination in May/June this year. A convenient International Timetable for the conduct of the examination will soon be released. All stakeholders are requested to keep their fingers crossed until they hear from WAEC.”