Over 200,000 withheld as WAEC releases 2020 SSCE results

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress


Over 200,000 of 1,549,740 registered candidates had their results withheld on Monday when the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

According to the head of the national office, Patrick Areghan, 1,338,348 candidates representing 86.99 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects – with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.

Areghan also said 1,003,668 candidates representing 65.24 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

“A total of 1,549,740 candidates registered for the examination from 19,129 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria. Of the number that registered for the examination, 1,538,445 candidates sat the examination,” a statement from WAEC quoted Areghan as saying.

“The examination was also administered to candidates from some schools in Benin Republic, Ivory Coast, and Equatorial Guinea where the Nigeria curriculum for Senior Secondary School is being used.

“The results of 215,149 candidates, representing 13.98 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

“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.”

WAEC had postponed the release of the results due to the violence that followed #EndSARS protest.

Candidates are to visit WAEC’s website to check their results.


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