The Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Patrick Areghan, told Daily Sun the results would be released in line with council’s 45 days schedule after end of school exam.
The release would brighten the chances of candidates, who wrote the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as awaiting result candidates.
Areghan confirmed that the council concluded marking of 76 subjects made up of 197 papers on Tuesday, August 1 in 85 marking venues and one-e-marking center.
He disclosed that many examiners finished marking two or three days ahead of the deadline.
“The council is working round the clock to try to beat the deadline. Certainly, the school exam results will be made public next week. There was no problem during the marking of 76 subjects. Even in the South East, the sit-at-home did not affect our marking. The exercise went smoothly without any issue.”
A total of 1,621,853 candidates from 20,851 secondary schools registered for the school examination. Breakdown showed that 798,810 are males, representing 49.25 percent and 823,043 females are 50.75 percent
Areghan said the statistics showed that there is a further increase and decrease in the number of females and males respectively, compared to the 2022 diet. The candidature for the May/June 2023 WASSCE increased by 13, 868 over the figure of 2022 (1,607,985).
Areghan revealed that an impersonator was arrested in Ibadan contacting schools that he was in charging of marking their students’ answer scripts and made demand to help the students of the schools.
The WAEC boss explained that the alleged impostor examiner was arrested and it was discovered that he was not an examiner, adding, we suspect that he is close to an examiner and was trying to take undue advantage to make demand from the school.”
The HNO had in May 2023 stated that in line with council practice, “the results of candidates sitting the examination will be released 45 days after the conduct of the last paper, while the certificates will be printed and issued to schools in less than 90 days after the release of results.”