The West African Examination Council, WAEC withheld results of some candidates of the 2018 May/June examination. Here are the details of the number of candidates whose WAEC results were withheld.
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The 2018 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 2018 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 2018
The council’s Head of National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, acknowledged that there were cases of malpractice but it was minimal.
He said: “For cases that are established as in other previous examinations, the council is already looking at them,” he said.
The following are the penalties usually meted out to candidates found guilty of examination malpractices:
- The entire results of such candidates involved in proven cases be cancelled.
- The subjects’ results of those involved in proven cases of malpractice be similarly cancelled
- Some candidates will also suffer other sanctions, such as barring them from sitting for the council’s examinations for a certain number of years.