The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of its January/February series of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates 30 days after the conduct of the examination across the federation.
This was disclosed by the Head of West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Nigeria, Mr Olu Olanipekun during a media briefing in Lagos. He also stated that candidates can now request for the certificate online through the Electronic Certificate Management System platform.
According to him, aA total of twelve thousand three hundred and ninety-five 12,395, candidates registered for the examination, out of which twelve thousand seventy-five,12,075, candidates sat the examination. Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination six thousand three hundred and thirty-one,6,331, were male and Five thousand seven hundred and forty-four,5,744 were female, representing 52% and 47.57% respectively.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, eleven thousand eight hundred and stay, 11,816 candidates, representing 97.86% have their results fully processed and released while two hundred and fifty nine (259) candidates, representing 2.14% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination. Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently. ” He noted.
In terms of performance, nine thousand four hundred and thirty-eight,9,438, candidates, representing 78.16% obtained credit and above in two (2) subjects; “Eight thousand one hundred and twenty-five, 8,125 candidates, representing 67.29% obtained credit and above in three (3) subjects; ‘Six thousand seven hundred and thirteen,6,713 candidates, representing 55.59% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects; “Five thousand two Hundred and Fifty-One, 5,251 candidates, representing 43.49% obtained credit and above in five (5) subjects.
“A total of Three Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-Two 3,892 candidates, representing 32.23% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and General Mathematics. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 – First Series was 26.08%. ”
The results of five hundred and forty-eight, 548 candidates, representing 4.54% of the total candidature for 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 in due course for consideration. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates.
Candidates are to proceed to WAEC's official result checking the website to check their results: www.waecdirect.org. The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by the candidates to check their results online are contained on the Candidate’s Photo Card obtained by each candidate during the registration for the examination.
Concerning the collection of certificates, candidates can now request their certificates via the Electronic Certificate Management System, an online portal to enable private candidates to request their certificates online.
It was gathered that the Council has partnered with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST). Therefore, using the Expedited Mail Delivery Service of NIPOST, candidates can upon application and required payments done online, have their certificates delivered to them in any State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria irrespective of where they sat the examination.