WAEC Releases 2022 Result, Records 76.36% Pass, Withholds 365,564 results

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates (WASSCE) on Monday August 8, 2022. The exam diet of May/June for the school candidates was released.

While speaking on Monday at WAEC office, Yaba, the Head of Nigeria Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, said, “The results are being uploaded on the results website. Candidates who sat the examination and who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Council can access their results on the Council’s results website within the next twelve hours.

According to the examination body, a total of 1,222,505 candidates, amounting to 76.36% of the 1,601,047 candidates that successfully sat the examination, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including Mathematics and English Language.

The statistics represent a decrease of more than five per cent in performance when compared with the 81.7% pass rate recorded in 2021.

In Nigeria, higher education admission seekers are expected to secure credit passes in five subjects relevant to their chosen courses of study, including the two major subjects, English Language and Mathematics.

Announcing the results at the headquarters of the examination body in Lagos, the Head of Nigeria Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, said a total of 597,811 of the candidates, representing 37.34%, were male; while 624,694, representing 39.02%, were female.

Mr Areghan further added that 1,437,629 candidates, representing 89.79 per cent, have their results fully processed and released while 163,418 candidates, representing 10.21 per cent, have a few of their subjects “still being processed due to some issues being resolved.”

“Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released within the next one week,” he said.

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He, however, noted that the results of 365,564 candidates, representing 22.83% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.

“This is 11.74% higher than the 10.9% recorded in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021.”

Mr. Areghan said students’ preparations for the examinations were poor, adding that candidates were no longer ready to learn.

He said, ‘‘Reasons for this are not far-fetched.  Candidates are no longer ready to learn.  Preparations for examinations are poor.  There is over-reliance on the so-called ‘Expo’, which is actually non-existent.  Candidates simply got frustrated when they got into the examination hall and discovered that all they had celebrated was fake. This has pitiably led to some of them failing the examination, which if they had relied on themselves and studied hard, would have passed like many others.’’

He however pledged that the council will continue to sanction all cases of examination malpractice and that schools, supervisors, teachers and candidates found guilty would be dealt with according to the laws of the country.

“It is the child whose future is being destroyed. Parents must stop funding ‘expo’ for their children; it does not help. Those who indulge in posting items on designated platforms are nothing but destiny destroyers. Beneficiaries of such ‘help’ will never go unpunished as they will never have their results. All hands must be on deck to sanitise the system,” he said.

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