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WAEC Releases 1,437,629 2022 May/June WASSCE Results

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By LOVETH AZODO, Lagos

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the release of 1,437,629 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results for School Candidates, 2022.

The Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Patrick E. Areghan, Fcgp who made the announcement Today at the council’s National Office, Yaba, Lagos revealed that out of 1,607,981 candidates that registered for the examination from 20,222 recognized secondary schools in the country, 1,601,047 candidates sat the examination.
According to him, out of the total number of canditates that sat the examination, 163,418 candidates, representing 10.21% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some issues being resolved.

However, he  assured that efforts are being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released within the next one week.

Giving a breakdown of the results, Areghan stated that out of the number of canditates that sat the examination, 1,409,529 candidates, representing 88.04%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics while 1,222,505 candidates, representing 76.36%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

He said “Of this number, Five Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eleven (597,811) i.e. 37.34% were male candidates, while Six Hundred and Twenty Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Ninety-Four (624,694) i.e. 39.02% were female candidates.  The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 81.70%. Thus, there is 5.34% decrease in performance in this regard.”

“I also wish to report that a total of One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirteen (1,713) candidates, with varying degrees of Special Needs, registered for the examination. Out of this number, One Hundred and Twenty Eight (128) were visually challenged, Five Hundred and Eighty Three (583) had impaired hearing; Three Hundred and Eighty Seven (387) were spastic cum mentally challenged and Twelve (12) were physically challenged. All these candidates were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination. The results of these candidates have been processed and are also now being released along with those of other candidates.”

On the marking exercise, He explained that the Coordination of Examiners and Marking of Candidates’ Scripts took place from June 11 to July 29, 2022 at Eighty Nine (89) marking venues, comprising Eighty Five (85) traditional and four (4) e-Marking Venues throughout the country.

He said “A total of Seventy Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty Nine (79,229) Examiners, comprising Seventy Seven Thousand, One Hundred and Seventy Three (77,173) traditional examiners and Two Thousand and Fifty Six (2,056) e-examiners, participated in the coordination and marking exercise.”

WAEC HNO reiterated that the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 ended on June 23, 2022.

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