- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has promised that WASSCE candidates with held/withheld results will know their fate after the NEC meeting
- WAEC is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries
- The Council also awards certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally
Yaba, Lagos state - The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it is working to resolve the cases of candidates with outstanding results in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The examination body stated that those with withheld results will know their fate after its Nigerian Examination Commission (NEC) meeting. The NEC is WAEC's highest decision-making organ on examination-related matters.
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Responding to a recent online inquiry, WAEC wrote on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle:
“We are working to resolve the cases of people with outstanding results in the just-concluded examination. We apologise for the delay. Those with Held/Withheld results will know their fate after the NEC meeting."
WAEC releases 2023 WASSCE results
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that WAEC revealed that the results of the 2023 WASSCE can be accessed.
The examination body also disclosed that the certificates of candidates who sat for the examination can be obtained as well. WAEC made this disclosure through Patrick Areghan, the National Officer of the examination agency, at a press conference in Yaba, Lagos.
WAEC extends registration for WASSCE private candidates
Legit.ng also reported that WAEC said the registration deadline for the WASSCE for private candidates has been extended.
In a recent social media post, WAEC asked prospective candidates to obtain their registration PINs on or before the closing date.
WASSCE for Private Candidates (January/February and November/December), also known as General Certificate Examination (GCE) or WAEC GCE, is a private examination and uniforms are not required.