Head of National Office (HNO) of the WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, announced on Friday in Lagos, the release of the GCE Nov./Dec. diet results of participants. He also announced that the results of 13,488 private candidates, out of the 172,699 who sat for the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), have been withheld.
Mr. Adenipekun said in his announcement that, various cases of examination malpractice were responsible for the withholding of the results.
According to him, the results withheld represent 7.81 per cent of the total number of candidates who sat for the examination.
According to reports, The HNO stated that the cases of malpractices were being investigated and that reports of the investigations would be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course, for consideration.
The HNO added that the committee’s decision would be communicated to the affected candidates thereafter.
Mr. Adenipekun is also reported to have said that 1,210 other candidates had some of their subjects still being processed due to some errors traceable to them in the course of writing the examination.
“Such errors are being corrected by the council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently,’’ he said.
Written by Okolo Ezinne