The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the 2023 results of the May/June Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The announcement was made by the Head of the Nigeria National Office, Mr Patrick Areghan.
The results were released 44 days after the last exam paper was written. The Council stated that it was able to surmount challenges of insecurity, and cash policy among others, via technological innovation to ensure the results are released 44 days after the examination ended.
According to him, out of the total of 1,613,733 candidates that sat the examination, 1,361,608 candidates, representing 84.38%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects, with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics. He added that 1,287,920 candidates, representing 79.81%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Update on Processed Results and Results yet to be processed
It was gathered that out of a total of 1,613,733 candidates that sat for the examination, 1,476,565 candidates, representing 91.5% have their results fully processed and released.
However, results of 137,168 candidates, representing 8.5% have a few of their subjects still being processed “due to some shortcomings, non-challant, lethargy, incomplete CASS upload, disobedience of rubrics, etc associated with the schools and candidates concerned.”
The WAEC boss said that efforts are being made to complete the resolution process to enable all the affected candidates to speedily get their results fully processed and released within the next couple of days.
Update on Withheld (seized) Results
WAEC also disclosed that the results of 262,803 candidates, representing 16.29% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice. The exam body said this is 6.54% lower than the 22.83% recorded in the WASSCE for School Candidates in 2022.
How to Check Your WAEC Result
Candidates are advised to start checking their results within the next 24 hours.. To check your 2023 WASSCE result, simply follow the easy steps we have provided on this link: 2023 WASSCE May/June SSCE Result Checking Procedure