- The results of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has been released by WAEC
- Mr Patrick Areghan, the head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC Nigeria, made this known on Monday, November 22
- The examination body also announced an increment in its registration fee, for private candidates from N13, 950 to N18,000 per candidate
Lagos- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has released the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examination results in Nigeria.
Independent reports that 65.24% of candidates who wrote the exam clinched 5 credits in English language and mathematics subjects.
The Head of the Nigeria National Office, Mr Patrick Areghan, announced the result at the WAEC office, on Monday, November 22.
According to him, the examination, which was an international one, took place simultaneously throughout the five-member countries of the Council – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, The Punch reported.
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He added that the same international timetable was used.
“The examination ended on October 8, 2021, and today, Monday, November 22, 2021 – 45 days after the conduct of the last paper, we are releasing the result.
“This is a record time, taking into consideration the fact that we lost a week to insecurity, during the marking exercise in the South East, occasioned by the heightened tension before and during the Anambra Gubernatorial election.
“It is, therefore, not true, as you can see, that WAEC delayed the release of the results of the WASSCE (SC) 2021 as being speculated in some quarters. We have kept to our promise, in spite of all odds.
“We should be praised rather than being vilified. Nothing can be faster or earlier than what we have done.
“We do not release results without marking the scripts and processing the scores. We are grateful to the examiners for doing a good job within the stipulated period.”
Also, WAEC increased the registration fee for its West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for both the school-based May/June and two other editions for private candidates from N13, 950 to N18,000 per candidate, The Nigerian Tribune also reported.
Huge operational costs occasioned by COVID-19 and high inflation for the development led to this development.
The increment takes effect with the current SS3 students, who will be sitting for the examination next year.
Areghan added that the certificates would be ready for collection within 90 days.
Jubilation as 16-year-old girl wins big as best WAEC student
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a 16-year-old girl, Joy Abahi Amuh, has received a cash prize of N500,000 as the best graduating student in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Amuh, a student of St. Paul Secondary School, Otukpo in Benue State was handed the cash prize at the sixth annual literacy project organised by the Eunice Spring of Life Foundation in partnership with the Benue Investment and Property Company.
It was reported that the group managing director of BIPLC, Alex Adum, said the cash prize would help Amuh pursue a quality education.