WAEC withholds results of 215,149 candidates

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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has announced it withheld the results of 215,149 candidates who wrote the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria.

According to the council, the results are held because of the candidates involvement in examination malpractice.

Patrick Areghan, head of WAEC Nigeria made the announcement during a press briefing in Lagos on Monday November 2nd.

In his words,

“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. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.

“81,718 candidates, representing 5.31% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates. Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released, subsequently.”

He further revealed that candidates whose results have been fully processed and released, would have their certificates ready in the next 90 days.

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