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WAEC withholds 170,146 WASSCE results over examination malpractice



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THE West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday announced that it withheld the results 170,146 candidates, representing 10.9 per cent of those who sat for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

WAEC released results of the 2021 WASSCE on Monday.

“The results of one hundred and seventy thousand, one hundred and forty-six (170,146) candidates, representing 10.9 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice,” Head of WAEC’s Nigeria National Office Patrick Areghan disclosed in a statement on Monday.


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A total of 1,573,849 candidates registered for the examination from 19,425 recognised secondary schools in the country.

Areghan further disclosed that 80.56 per cent of the results had been fully processed, while 19.44 per cent are still being processed due to some issues that are being resolved.

According to Areghan, WAEC released the results after just 45 days of completion of the examination that ran between August 16 and October 8, 2021.

“The examination spanned seven weeks, between August 16 and October 8, 2021. Throughout the period, we were faced with serious security challenges in the South-East (IPOB and ESN sit-at-home order) and banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, etc., in the north and other parts of the country. All these, coupled with the continuous effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, made the whole exercise a Herculean one,” he added.

According to Areghan, protocols rolled out by the federal and various state governments to check the spread of the coronavirus disease were duly followed and did not deter the examination body from releasing the result at the right time.

He described the 45 days it took to release the results as “a record time” especially as a week was lost to insecurity during the marking exercise in the South-East, occasioned by the heightened tension before and during the Anambra gubernatorial election.

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  1. I was among the waec candidates in the year 2021.and my results is been with held please am not involved in any misconduct or examination malpractice . please release my results.

  2. All this delay is not good for us 😭do you want us to fall into depression
    Please 🤲 release our results

  3. Waec please have mercy on us, my results is been held😭😭😭😭😭 I feel depressed each time I remember my result is on held, I want to use it for clearance 😭😭😭😭

  4. Plz release our result for 2022 first series
    I need it for jamb I beg u in the name of God I really need it

  5. Useless decision everywhere if chop the results we are going for yahoo and richual that’s what you guys want

  6. Please go and release the cancelled results please we want our result back to us
    Nigeria please I didn’t writer neco

  7. Waec please tamper justice with mercy
    Please release our results we beg you in the name of anything you’re serving some of us were sponsored don’t allow us to go to the street 😭😭😭😭😭 this is the only chance we have please tamper justice with mercy there’s no second chance for us for us not to go to the street is your hands please show us mercy and release our results 😭😭😭😭😭

  8. Waec why unna dey stress us na, make unna release our results for us na, if na unna pikin write waec with us, unna no how unna go do ahm now, buh na bcos we are from poor family day is why unna dey do nonsense with us
    Unna no want make we go school dis year ba, no wahala na

    Unna pikins go jam something bad another day

    First na jamb, unna no give us our real results
    Now na waec

    Thunder go fire unna

  9. My physics result have been canceled for something I don’t even know of
    Please waec have mercy upon us the entire candidates of 2021 and let our results be released that we can further our education plz I beg🙏🙏
    My parents don’t have money to enroll me to retake the waec plz🙏😔😢😭😭

  10. See ba waec if na una children
    Una for don know how una de take do am
    Make una release am because we no collect
    Una money register waec , because this
    Thing witch doctors won involve now oh

  11. Waec result is out but why haven’t my own been released na
    The only pepper I didn’t write was my geography cause I was hospitalized and maybe someone wrote for me and you guys held my result it’s unbearable please realeas my result

  12. Dear ma/sir
    How are you guys doing over there
    I beg you guys with the name of God
    Please ,🙏 release my result I have done nothing to deserve this 😔
    You guys have kids too
    So please try and understand me not only me but every persons that their result was held
    Me and my parents are having hard time because of my result
    Please my mom don’t have money to enroll me again and I can’t sit at home either doing nothing
    Please you guys should pity us 😳
    I beg you
    May God bless you guys
    Every I have just write it’s from my heart
    I hope you guys consider all of us
    Thank you
    : Kaeka peace :

  13. Please I beg waec release my result my parents borrow the money I use to paid for the fee

  14. Waec pls release our results pls I wrote jamd and is the waec results am waiting for pls in the name of God release my results

  15. Waec please release my result my mum suffered before she could pay the money for waec and I’m doing jamb this year please I use God beg you I don’t want to write another waec this year again please😢😭

  16. Waec please I want my result I don’t even understand my own they are saying no results for this candidate abeg give me my result I spent so much for it the school I put will soon start giving admission please waec help us

  17. Smiles****

    Waec officials***
    Make una try dey consider***
    This year sh*t is too much
    Make una release our results abeg🙏

  18. Dear sir/ma
    Plz I really need to see my results
    My results don’t deserve to be held
    Do something please


  20. Wo, see waec Biko release my result before my mom waste money that she doesn’t even have. Biko I am tired and getting suicidal because of this BS. Please all my peers are already in private schools, it’s just me at home. Atleast give us a specific date to look to.

    I’m from Abuja btw

  21. Wo, see waec Biko release my result before my mom waste money that she doesn’t even have. Biko I am tired and getting suicidal because of this BS. Please all my peers are already in private schools, it’s just me at home. Atleast give us a specific date to look to.

    I’m from Abuja btw

  22. Waec official please and double please any where I have offend you please forgive me and release my held result
    I’m worried because all my friends have seen there own excluding me
    Please I beg you in the name of God before my parents will kill me

  23. Please sir release our waec results for us, I plead with you in the name of God biko, most of are being delayed because of this result, please God bless you

  24. Please sir release our waec results for us, most of us are being delayed because of this result, biko I plead with you and urge you to release our waec results bforbnus

  25. My name is salis AMIRU PLEASE SIR I WROTE

  26. Wave please any area I have commit in waec examination 2021 Forgive me, and have mecry please. I don’t anybody to support me, Thanks waec workers may GOD bless you all AMEN

  27. When exactly will these held or withheld result of 2021 waec released – Please, i know my son will not cheat

  28. WAEC please release my result , i beg you in the name of God.
    my name is Victoria Amauche OKore
    Turning Point School Aba. plssssssssss
    with tears in my eyessss.
    thank you so much

  29. Please waec release our held results some of our wrote awaiting result and time is not on our side…
    Please I use these medium to reach out my heart tears to you (waec bord) please in the name of God the Almighty please release our results please.

  30. Please waec release my waec result my parents are so borderd about it that how can other schools see there own results and I didn’t see mine, please for God sake find something to do about the error about the results cause I want to register for jamb

  31. Please wawc release my waec result my parents are so borderd about it that how can some schools see there result and I didn’t see mine, please I beg you release it cause I want to register for my jamb please

  32. Good day all. Please I would like to know when WAEC outstanding result will be out because I need it for my university clearance and without that my admission will be revoked. It’s just remaining English Language, please I beg u in the name of God don’t let the admission pay me by. Exam No(4250238072).

  33. Please waec release our with held results please God help ur children in need of ur intervention in our waec results please waec help us please for the sake of our parents please show mercy on us n release our results please

  34. Please waec release our with held results please God help ur children in need of ur intervention in our waec results please waec help us please for the sake of our parents please show mercy on us n release our results please

  35. Please waec please help my life by please releasing my result please….I beg of you
    Please you all have kids as well it won’t be nice if it were to be them it occurred to

  36. Seriously is very hard I don’t see the reason why waec office is doing this for me is only two of us from my center and I was nt found in any act of exam mapractice, it almost 2months now you guys are keeping some innocent candidate results why are you so hardless for me self I scored my jamb but no results they even started given admission to my institution please for the sake of god release our results what have gain for keeping people results because all of us last last we are living this world without any certificate.

  37. This isn’t fair my maths is still showing outstanding I thought it’s people that their own is held that have low chance of it coming out this is really making me sad and to worsen it all my university will soon stop giving admission at least they should release the outstanding results please see my examination number 4112364037

  38. I beg you the west African examination council,

    You should please release the held results of 2021 west African examination, am begging you with God almighty.
    My parents had announced it to me loud and clear that they are not giving me any money for any WAEC reg.again
    And I don’t want to resit for it again
    Please sir/ma I beg you with the name of almighty God.

  39. Please sir ..I took only weac I beg u with the God u serve.. release the weac , please sir ..I the other way round we are ur children .. will u let us to repeat this exam … please sir I honbly request…🙇🙇😢😢

  40. Please waec release our results, I am begging 😭. I was sponsored, my parents didn’t pay for me. Please there is no second chance for me😭 my university, my future, my dream, please don’t ruin for me 😭
    I beg waec in the name above every other name to please save my future, it’s in your hands now😭😭😭😭

  41. For those corrupt head of office whom after seeing prove that some students are innocent, and still refused to honestly report the case at nec’s board meeting,watch out for what God will do to you,if you don’t do what is right.

  42. All sectors in Nigeria is corrupt you shouldn’t hold our results back all in the name of corruption which you have no prove of so what are we to do to you people that sent invigilators that take bribes and extort centers and students to fill their own pockets selfishly pls release our results

  43. I think it’s time we stop fooling ourselfs in this Nigeria is there any sector in this country that there’s no corruption why not release our results how can you just hold back our results claiming that it was all about exam malpractice while you didn’t take any investigation or have any prove that there was any exam malpractice don’t you think that all this your greedy and heartless invigilators could accuse centers that refuse to give them those bribes the do demand I request you release our results pls and cause if I have the chance I would still tell you people straight to your faces

  44. Pls waec official, supposing ur child is in our shoes u could have help him/her.
    Forget about examination malpractice and release our result pls we the youth are begging, we need the result for our university.
    And stop talking about examination malpractice,go meet the federal government for corruption. Pls release ur result, thank u.

  45. My 2021 WAEC Results are still being withheld and I was not involved in any misconduct.
    Please release my result so I can further my education.
    Thank you.

  46. Please we need our waec result pls weac is not a crime to write waec please we need to go to higher institution please waec please.


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