WAEC Releases 2023 WASSCE Results for Private Candidates

February 14, 2024
2023 WASSCE Results private candidates

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results for private candidates have been released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

A statement signed on Tuesday by the acting Head of Public Affairs for WAEC Nigeria, Ms Moyosola Adesina, for the Head of the National Office disclosed that out of the 80,904 candidates that sat for the exercise, 78,419 candidates, representing 96.93 per cent have their results fully processed and released.

The statement further disclosed that the results of about 2,485 candidates, representing 3.07 per cent, have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors traceable to them.

It was disclosed that 35,830 candidates, representing 44.29 per cent, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Further, a total of 46,267 candidates, representing 57.19 per cent, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics).

WAEC assured that for the unreleased results, it was working “to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released, soon.”

However, it noted that, “The results of 7,192 candidates, representing 8.89 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 consideration. Thereafter, the committee’s decisions will be communicated directly to the affected candidates.”

The exam body stated that from the candidates that partook in the exercise last year, 39,790 were males and 41,114 were females, representing 49.18 per cent and 50.82 per cent, respectively.

It said in the statement that, “85,600 candidates, representing a 10.07 per cent increase when compared with the 2022 entry figure of 77,768, entered for the examination, while 80,904 candidates sat the examination at 568 centres spread across the nooks and crannies of the country” between Friday, October 27, 2023, and Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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