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WAEC Releases 2020 Results

The results of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Certificates have been released.

The Head of National Office of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Mr. Patick Areghan announced the release of the result at a news briefing in Lagos.

He said that out of the One Million, Five Hundred and Thirty-Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty-Five candidates that sat the examination, One Million, Three Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty Eight candidates representing 65. 24% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. 

He noted that the performance of candidates in this year’s examination was an improvement on that of last year which was 64. 18%.

Mr. Areghan attributed the improvements in the performance of candidates in this year’s examination on a number of issues including the engagement of students in online teaching by some schools, parents ability to monitor their wards closely during the lockdown which made them to study hard and  the social distancing in the examinations halls was also a blessing.

The Head of National office of WAEC in Nigeria however, announced that all the candidates that contracted the COVID-19 infection during the conduct of the examination in some states were able to write all their papers and they all recovered fully.

Mr. Areghan urged all candidate to access their results from their school authorities. 

He noted that states owing WAEC would not have results of their students released until they pay.

Radio Nigeria correspondents reports that out of the total number of candidates that sat for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the results of Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand, One Hundred and Forty-Nine candidates, representing 13. 98% are withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

Kikelomo Ifekoya

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