2018 May/June: WAEC Speaks On Withheld Results, Tells Candidates What To Do.
The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has spoken on yet-to-be-released results of recent examination conducted by the body.
WAEC’s Head of National Office, HNO, Olu Adenipekun had announced the release of the exam results on Wednesday in Lagos at the WAEC Training and Testing Centre (WTTC), Ogba, disclosing that the council was still correcting some errors in the results yet to be released.
Adenipekun said that out of the total number of candidates who wrote the examination, 1,470,338 of them had their results fully processed and released.
He noted that a total of 102,058 other candidates had a few of their subjects still being processed, due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or while writing the examination.
The HNO assured that such errors were being corrected by the council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently.
He also said that a total of 1,213,244 candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of any five subjects, with or without English Language and or Mathematics.
The WAEC official added that 858,424 other candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language but without Mathematics.
Adenipekun acknowledged that there were cases of malpractice but it was minimal.
“For cases that are established as in other previous examinations, the council is already looking at them,” he said.
He added that this year’s examination witnessed the participation of a total of 1,328 candidates with varying degrees of special needs.
According to him, out of the number, 251 candidates are visually challenged, 783 with impaired hearing; 123 others have low vision while 88 others are spastic cum mentally-challenged.
He added that 83 of them were physically-challenged.
The HNO said that the “candidates, who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the council were free to check the details if their performance on the council’s result website”.
He however said that candidates who could not access theirs should be patient as all results would be corrected and uploaded.