It is now possible for candidates to request for their West African Senior School Certificate online.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Head of National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, said candidates for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Second series held August/September would be the first to access the portal which would soon be unveiled.
He said: “I wish to inform you that the Council in Nigeria has perfected its Electronic Certificate Management System, an online portal being deployed to enable private candidates request for their certificates online. Therefore, beginning with the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019-Second Series, the collection of certificates would be based on requests by candidates online via the Electronic Certificate Management System platform. Details of the simple procedures will be made available to the public shortly.”
Announcing the release of the WASSCE for private candidates 2019 Second Series, Adenipekun said only 35.10 per cent of the 94,884 candidates who took the Examination made credits in at least five subjects, including English and Mathematics.
He said: “33,304 candidates representing 35.10 per cent obtained credits and above in minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics; Out of which 16, 431 were male and 16, 873 were females representing 49.34% and 50.66% respectively.”
The HNO also said 9,457 candidates ( 9.74%) caught perpetrating examination malpractice were being investigated by the council; while 3,659 candidates (3.86%) whose results had errors were still being processed.