WAEC: 137,295 results withheld as May/June batch is released

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The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) body has announce that the results of 137,295 candidates have been withheld due to examination malpractice.

The results of 137,295 candidates who sat for the May/June 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), have been withheld as the results were released on Friday, August 5, 2016.

The examinations body made the announcement during a briefing on Friday, following the release of the results.
The said number of candidates whose results have been withheld, reportedly represent 8.89% of the overall number of candidates who sat for the exams.

Mr Olu Adenipekun, the Head of Nigeria National Office, Nigeria, disclosed to reporters during the briefing that the results were withheld in connection to several cases of examination malpractice.
He added:
"The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.”

Mr Adenipekun also revealed that the total number of candidates who sat for the May/June examination totaled 1,552,758. He said that 1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72% of the grand total scored credit and above in three subjects, while 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16%, scored credit and above in two 2 subjects.

The result checking portal will reportedly be opened to candidates on Saturday, August 6, 2016.