WAEC releases 2022 WASSCE results.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the 2022 WASSCE results of Nigerian candidates, while putting on hold results of others in connection to various examinations malpractices.
The results of 365,564 applicants have been withheld from public release as a result of several documented incidences of examination malpractice in the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, said this during a briefing on Monday in Lagos.
When announcing the results, he bemoaned the students’ inadequate exam preparation, stating they were no longer capable of learning.
Areghan estimates that 365,564 candidates made up 22.83% of all candidates who took the test. She adds that this figure was 11.74% higher than the 10.9% seen in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021.
“Reasons for this are not far-fetched. Candidates are no longer ready to learn. Preparations for examinations are poor,” he said.
“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.”
According to the performance analysis provided by the WAEC official, 76.36% of candidates who took the 2022 WASSCE received credits or higher in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, and 88.04% of them received credits or higher in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Areghan said that 1,601,047 candidates took the test out of the 1,607,981 applicants who registered from the 20,222 accredited secondary schools in the nation.
“The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the 1,601,047 candidates that sat the examination, 1,409,529 candidates, representing 88.04%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects, including or excluding English Language and/or Mathematics,” he said.
According to the results, “1,222,505 candidates, or 76.36%, obtained credits and above in at least five courses, including English Language and Mathematics.”
Areghan emphasized that until a state makes good on its debt to the Council, the results of candidates it sponsored will not be made public.
WAEC releases 2022 WASSCE results