The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Monday, announced that the results of 215,149 candidates that sat for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examinations were withheld.
WAEC, through a statement by its Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan in Lagos, revealed that the results of the candidates were withheld over various reports of examination malpractices.
He said, “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.
“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.”