The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the results of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
WAEC’s Head of Nigeria Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, announced the release of the results on Monday in Lagos.
He disclosed that the results of 365,564 candidates, representing 22.83% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, were being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.
According to him, this is 11.74% higher than the 10.9% recorded in the WASSCE for School Candidates, in 2021.
He revealed that of the 1,222,505 candidates, amounting to 76.36% of the 1,601,047 candidates that successfully sat the examination, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Giving a breakdown of the performance, Areghan disclosed that 597,811 of the candidates, representing 37.34%, were male; while 624,694, representing 39.02%, were female.
The WAEC’s HNO also revealed that 1,437,629 candidates, representing 89.79%, had their results fully processed and released while 163,418 candidates, representing 10.21%, had a few of their subjects still being processed due to some issues being resolved.
He said efforts were being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released within the next one week.
Areghan vowed that WAEC would continue to sanction those who engaged in examination malpractices, appealing to parents not to destroy the future of their children and wards by paying for examination malpractices.