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WAEC Withheld Results For 2020, 2021 Candidates Released (update)

The West African Examination Council, WAEC withheld results of some candidates of 2020 and 2021 WASSCE. Here are the details of the number of candidates whose WAEC results were withheld.


BREAKING: For candidates that sat the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020 and 2021 and whose results were withheld, the results of those exonerated have been released while that of those found guilty have been cancelled. You can check your results now. @IamKingDemian

— WAEC NIGERIA (@waecnigeria) October 23, 2018

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WAEC Withheld Results

The 2020 WAEC result has been released and this has been announced on the official website of WAEC. Some results were withheld. However, some candidates had errors in their results and are being worked on, they should not panic when they don’t see their results.

Withheld WAEC Results for 2020 and 2021 May/June

Usually when result are withheld, they are usually because the candidates were found copying from textbooks, use of mobile handsets and prepared answers allegedly smuggled into the examination hall.

Others were aided by invigilators, while some colluded with and assaulted invigilators and another set were found to have extensively copied answers  in the exam hall and in some extreme cases, candidates left the examination hall with scripts and attempted to submit the same after the stipulated time.

Statistics of the Withheld WAEC Results for 2020 and 2021 Candidates

The council made this known in a communique signed by it’s acting Head, Moyosola Adeyegbe, on behalf of Head of National Office The communique reads in part: â€śAt the 72nd Meeting, the Committee received reports on irregularity, special and clemency cases arising from the conduct of WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2020 – Second Series and WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2021- First Series earlier considered at the 71st Meeting of the Committee.

“In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the committee, after diligent deliberations, approved appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s examinations.

“It authorised that the entire results of candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results be cancelled, while subject results of candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR) be similarly cancelled.

“Furthermore, some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as being barred from sitting for the Council’s examinations for two years. Some schools will be de-recognised for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn.

“Some Supervisors that were found wanting in the discharge of their examination duties will be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted while some invigilators will also be reported to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary action.

“The resolutions of the Committee will be implemented without delay and the affected candidates and schools duly informed by the council. However, the results of candidates who were exonerated by the Committee will be released without further delay.”

The following are the penalties usually meted out to candidates found guilty of examination malpractices:

  1. The entire results of such candidates involved in proven cases be cancelled.
  2. The subjects’ results of those involved in proven cases of malpractice be similarly cancelled
  3. Some candidates will also suffer other sanctions, such as barring them from sitting for the council’s examinations for a certain number of years.

ALSO READ: WAEC Withheld Results: Reasons It Happens Explained


Stanley Ozuzu

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  1. please,what is our fate how would we write an exam in a school while they held some and some were released…
    please waec i am begging am innocent.i need the result.

  2. WAEC please am begging you please release the results our admission will soon be denied please help us

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