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WAEC releases 2022 SSCE results….witholds 365, 564


The West African Examination Council, (WAEC) has released the result of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

The Head of West African Exsminations Council, WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan announced the release of the results at a Press Conference in Lagos.

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He also announced that the results of 365, 564 candidates, representing 22.83 percent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination were withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

According to Mr Areghan, while candidates” performane in the examination was encouraging, it was still below the record of candidate’s performance last year.

He said ” out of 1,601,047 candidates that sat the examination,1,222,505 of them representing76.36 percent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics”.

He explained further that this was 5.34 percent lower than that of last year when students that obtained minimum of five credits including English Language and Mathematics was 81.70 percent.

The WAEC boss in Nigeria blamed the development partly on the habit of seeking for short cut to passing examinations rather than studying hard on the part of some candidates.

He observed that the increasing use of cell phones in examination halls to perpetrate examination malpractices despite and other forms of cheating strategies in some schools remained a serious challenge in the conduct of examination in the country.

He explained that the number of withheld results in this year’s WASSCE for School Candidates was 11.74 Percent higher than that of last year which was 10.9 Percent.

While emphasising that the Council would continue to sanction cases of examination malpractice, Mr Areghan
appealed to schools, supervisors, teachers and candidates perpetrating all forms of examination Malpractice to desist from such act so as not to face the wrath of the law.