WAEC withholds 365,564 results as 76% candidates obtain 5 credits.
West African Examinations Council (WAEC), yesterday, released the results of the May/June 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with a slight decrease in the performance of candidates compared to last year.
However, sponsored candidates in 10 states will not get their results as their state governments are indebted to WAEC.
Announcing the results, Head of Nigeria National Office, Patrick Areghan, said of the 1,601,047 candidates that sat for the examination, 76 per cent obtained five credits, including English and Mathematics.
He, however, said the results of 365,564 candidates involved in malpractice were withheld, a figure higher than the 10.9 per cent recorded in the 2021 WASSCE.
He said 1,222,505 candidates, representing 76.36 percent, obtained credits and above in minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Areghan said 1,437,629 candidates, representing 89.79 per cent, had their results fully processed and released.
According to him, the results of 163,418 candidates, representing 10.21 per cent, had few subjects still being processed due to issues that were being resolved.
He said results of 365,564 candidates, representing 22.83 per cent, were withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractices.
“This is 11.75 per cent higher than the 10.9 per cent recorded in 2021 WASSCE,” he said.
Speaking on indebted to WAEC, he said: “No fewer than 10 states have not paid for their sponsored candidates. It is only those who have paid for the 2022 WASSCE that will get results. It is only those who have not shown financial commitment that their candidates will have no results. No pay, no results. About 10 states have not paid.”
He said the council with the support of the army, Department of State Services and police was able to conduct examinations in some troubled states.