By our reporter/ The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the results of the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
Patrick Areghan, WAEC head in Nigeria, who announced the release of the result in a statement, said a total of 1,573,849 candidates registered for the WASSCE across 19,425 approved secondary schools in the country while 1,560,261 actually sat for the exam.
According to him, 1,274,784 of the candidates got credit and above in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics
He said 1,560,261 candidates obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects — that is with or without English Language and Mathematics.
Areghan also said the exam body seized the results of 170,146 candidates for alleged involvement in exam malpractices.
He added that WAEC has already processed and released the results of 1,256,990 candidates, which represents 80.56% of those who sat for the exam in Nigeria.
Areghan also said that WAEC is still processing the results of 303,271 candidates, which represents 19.44% of the total figure that took the exam in the country.
The WAEC head disclosed that the delay was due to the fact that some of the candidates have issues with their subjects.
Areghan also said the result checker pin and serial number that candidates need to check their results online are already contained in the candidate smart identity card that was used for the exam.
This year’s edition of the exam was held between August 16 and October 8, although the exercise ended in Nigeria on September 30.
The exam was earlier billed for May/June but was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.