The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the release of results for candidates who sat for 2022 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
A total of 1,601,047 candidates sat for the 2022 WAEC examination.
Speaking on Monday at WAEC office, Yaba, the Head of Nigeria Office, Patrick Areghan, said, “The results are being uploaded on the results website. Candidates who sat the examination and who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Council can access their results on the Council’s results website within the next twelve hours.
“Copies of the Result Listing will be sent to schools shortly. I need not restate the fact that the results of candidates who are sponsored by states indebted to the Council will not be released now until they pay up. We appeal to them to do so to enable the affected schools/candidates access their results.”
Here are steps to check Results
Step 1: Type WAECExaminationnumberPIN*Examyear through your phone (there should not be a space in between).
Step 2: Send to 32327.
Step 3: You will receive a message instantly containing your WAEC statement of result.
It should be noted that only MTN, Glo and Airtel subscribers can actually check their WAEC results using this SMS method.
Students can repeat the step if they do not receive your WAEC result via SMS, kindly repeat this step again.
SMS charges will be applied when checking your WASSCE result using text messages.
You will need to have purchased the WAEC Direct Scratch card in order to check your result via text message. The scratch card pin is what is needed in the PIN section of the SMS you will send to 32327.
Candidates who registered for the May/June examination can also access their results through the portal of WAEC.
Vantage News gathered that the results of 365,564 candidates who wrote this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, were withheld over allegations of examination malpractices.
The withheld results account for 22.83 percent of the total number 1,601,047 candidates that sat for the examination.
Patrick Areghan, while giving a breakdown on the performance of candidates in Lagos explained;
“The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the 1,601,047 candidates that sat for the examination, 1,409,529 candidates, representing 88.04%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics;
“Also, 1,222,505) candidates, representing 76.36%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“Of this number, 597,811 i.e. 37.34% were male candidates, while 624,694 i.e. 39.02% were female candidates.
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 81.70%. Thus, there is 5.34% decrease in performance in this regard,” Areghan explained.
The WAEC boss noted that 1.713) special needs candidates sat for 2022 WASSCE.
”I wish to report that a total of 1,713 candidates, with varying degrees of Special Needs, registered for the examination.
“Out of this number, 128 were visually challenged, 583 had impaired hearing; 387 were spastic cum mentally challenged and 12 were physically challenged.
“All these candidates were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination. The results of these candidates have been processed and are also now being released along with those of other candidates,” he stated.
However, the body noted how it was able to manage a number of challenges, especially that of ensuring that candidates in the South East and North West who were affected by security issues, took the examination at a later day, with their results also released.
On the increase in malpractices, Areghan explained, “The results of 365,564 candidates, representing 22.83% of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
This is (11.74%) higher than the 10.9% recorded in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021. Reasons for this are not far-fetched. Candidates are no longer ready to learn.
Preparations for examinations are poor. There is over-reliance on the so-called ‘Expo’, which is actually non-existent. Candidates simply got frustrated when they got into the examination hall and discovered that all they had celebrated was fake.
This has pitiably led to some of them failing the examination, which if they had relied on themselves and studied hard, would have passed like many others.”
Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of Vantage News Nigeria or any employee thereof.