WAEC Releases 2020 WASSCE Results

The West African Examination Council has released the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results for private candidates.

Announcing the release at the WAEC National Headquarters, Yaba Lagos, Head, the Nigeria National Office of The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Patrick Areghan, said that a total number 61,509 candidates sat for the exam while 31,751 candidates obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects.

In his words, “the examination was simultaneously and successfully conducted throughout the five-member countries of WAEC – Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, using one and the same international timetable.

The conduct of the examination took place between Monday, November 23rd, 2020, and Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020. Coordination of examiners and marking of candidates’ scripts were carried out 10 selected marking venues across the country in the month of January. A total of 3,234 examiners participated in the coordination and marking exercise.

Areghan said the WASSCE for private candidates, 2020 second series was successfully conducted under strict COVID-19 protocols.

“We are happy to report that throughout the conduct of the examination, there was no reported case of any candidate, invigilator, supervisor, WAEC staff or any examination functionary, for that matter, going down with the dreaded Coronavirus disease,” Areghan said.

“A total of sixty-six thousand, three hundred and seventy five (66,375) candidates (representing a 31.63% decline, when compared with the 2019 entry figure) entered for the examination, while sixty one thousand, five hundred and nine (61,509) candidates actually sat the examination at five hundred and forty (540) centres spread across the nooks and crannies of the country. The drop in the entry figure could be attributed to the negative impact of the COVID –19 pandemic.

“Candidates who sat the examination are now free to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org. The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by candidates to check their results online are contained on the candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.

“Candidates that collection of certificates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates would be based on requests online, via the Electronic Certificate Management System platform. Details of the simple procedures have been made available to the public in earlier paid adverts.”

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