By Saheed Ibrahim
The West African Examinations Council WAEC has revealed why it withholds results for 413 candidates in the newly released results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for Private Candidates, 2023–First Series.
WAEC revealed that the 413 candidates have their results were withhold for engaging in examination malpractices.
“The results of Four Hundred and Thirteen 413 candidates, representing 4.95 percent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
According to the Head of the National Office WAEC, Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, “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.”
Areghan said that a total of 8,348 candidates that sat the examination, of which 4,161 were males while 4,187 were females, representing 49.84 percent and 50.16 percent respectively.
He advised that, “Candidates who sat the examination should visit www.waecdirect.org to check their results.
“Candidates will also be required to apply for their certificates online, through the WAEC Certificate Request Portal (e-Certman) website: https://certrequest.waec.ng/.
“All candidates who sat for the diet are hereby advised to check their results carefully and take necessary actions as required.” He said