The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the results for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Head of WAEC national office, Patrick Areghan made this known on Monday in Lagos. He said that a total of 1,549,740 candidates registered for the examination from 19,129 secondary schools in the country.
Areghan noted that out of the number of candidates that registered for the examination, 1,538,445 candidates sat for the examination.
He said out of the 1,538,445 candidates that sat for the examination, 1,338,348 candidates representing 86.99%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects. Areghan noted 1,0003,668 candidates, representing 65.24%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
The WAEC chief also disclosed that the examination body withheld the results of 215,149 candidates who sat for the examination. He said the results of the candidates representing 13.98% of the total number of candidates who wrote the examination are being withheld due to various forms of examination malpractice.
Newsmen reports that WAEC had on September 14 disclosed that it would release candidates’ results in the next 45 days.
On October 28, the exam body, however, postponed the release date due to the curfew introduced in some states amid the unrests trailing the #EndSARS protests. The body had said the unrest in the country affected some of its offices and operations nationwide.
Several states across the country had imposed curfews of different durations to contain the crisis that broke out in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest after it was hijacked by hoodlums.