The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the 2022 results of the May/June Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The announcement was made by the Head of the Nigeria National Office, Mr Patrick Areghan.
According to him, the results are coming exactly 45 days after the conduct of the last paper. He noted that a total of 1,222,505 candidates, amounting to 76.36 per cent of the 1,601,047 candidates that took the exam obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
A total of 597,811 of the candidates, representing 37 34 per cent, were male; while 624,694, representing 39.02 per cent, were female. The statistics represent a decrease of more than five per cent in performance when compared with the 81.7 per cent pass rate recorded in 2021.
Update on Processed Results and Results yet to be processed
It was gathered that the results of 1,437,629 candidates, representing 89.79 per cent, have been fully processed and released. However, the results of about 163,418 candidates, representing 10.21 per cent, have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some unresolved issues. He added that efforts are being made to get the other results fully processed and released within the next one week.
Update on Withheld (seized) Results
WAEC also disclosed that the results of 365,564 candidates, representing 22.83 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice. This figure is 11.74 per cent higher than the 10.9 per cent recorded in the WASSCE for School Candidates in 2021.
According to the Head of WAEC Nigeria, the reason for increase in the number of exam malpractice this year is due to poor preparation by candidates and over-reliance on malpractices or the so-called ‘Expo,” by candidates.
He added that many of the candidates got frustrated when they got into the examination hall and discovered that all they had hoped on and celebrated as “EXPO” was fake. This has pitiably led to some of them failing the examination, which if they had relied on themselves and studied hard, would have passed like many others,” he said.
How to Check Your WAEC Result
Candidates are advised to start checking their results within the next 24 hours.. To check your 2022 WASSCE result, simply follow the easy steps we have provided on this link: 2022 WASSCE May/June SSCE Result Checking Procedure