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WAEC Releases 2023 Examination Results, Withheld Over 200k Results



WAEC Releases 2023 Examination Results, Withheld Over 200k Results

In a recent development, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has officially unveiled the results for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The eagerly awaited outcomes were disclosed on Monday, marking a significant moment for candidates and educators across the region.


Patrick Areghan, the Head of Nigeria’s Office (HNO) of WAEC, provided insight into the examination’s outcome. Out of a staggering total of 1,613,733 candidates who undertook the rigorous assessment, the results of 262,803 candidates have been withheld. This decision was made “due to reports of cases of examination malpractice,” Areghan stated.

Notably, the announcement brought promising news about the overall performance of candidates.

The pass rate demonstrated an upward trend, with 1,361,608 candidates, making up an impressive 84.38 per cent, achieving credit grades and higher in a minimum of five subjects, regardless of whether they included English Language or Mathematics.


Further analysis of the results reveals that a substantial majority of candidates secured remarkable achievements.

A remarkable 1,287,920 candidates, which represents an impressive 79.81 per cent of the total candidate pool, attained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including both English Language and Mathematics.

This accomplishment showcases the dedication and hard work put in by these students. The release of the WASSCE results undoubtedly carries immense significance, not only for the candidates but also for the educational sector as a whole.


As stakeholders review and reflect upon the outcomes, attention will inevitably turn towards addressing the issue of examination malpractice, which led to the withholding of results for a significant number of candidates. It is anticipated that discussions and measures will be initiated to curb such malpractices in future examinations.

The WAEC’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and credibility of its assessments is evident through actions like withholding results when cases of malpractice arise.

As educators, students, and parents come to terms with the released results, the spotlight will be on celebrating the successes and learning from the challenges, ultimately contributing to the growth and improvement of the educational landscape in West Africa.

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