The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed that results for the just concluded 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) are expected to be released within 45 days after the exam has ended.
This was disclosed by the head of public affairs of WAEC Nigeria, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu during an interview with newsmen over the weekend.
Naija News understands the exam ended on Saturday, 12th September after it was initially postponed from April to August due to the global coronavirus infection that forced the government to shut down schools.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it plans is to release the results of the just-concluded school-based West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) within 45 days after the exam has ended.
According to WAEC, a total of 1,459,463 Nigerian students sat for the exam in a total of 76 subjects from which each of them sat for eight or a maximum of nine subjects that must include English language and Mathematics.
Speaking on when results are to be expected, Ojijeogu noted that WAEC plans to release the results within 45 days.
He said that despite the forced postponement as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the examination body does not plan to deviate from its practice of releasing results of candidates within 45 days.
“So, certainly, we will still work towards achieving this 45 days time lag target,” he noted.
For the students who engaged in exam malpractice while writing the papers, the WAEC official stressed that they will be traced out and dealt with along with their collaborators based on the appropriate laws governing the conduct of the exams.
He said, “Some candidates were caught cheating at the exam venues. We have those we detected while scrutinising their answer booklets after submission. There are those we will still detect at the marking venues like those who copied themselves and all that.
“We will collate them all to know the exact figure of malpractice cases recorded during the exam.
“Aside from them, we have supervisors who tried to help candidates and some even screenshot question papers and sent to their collaborators elsewhere.
“And those supervisors and their collaborators caught are already with the police authorities in different states for their onward movement to the police headquarters in Abuja for necessary action.”