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Exam malpractice: WAEC withholds 14,756 candidates’ results


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withheld the results of 14,756 candidates that took part in the 2017 October/November West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) due to various forms examination malpractices.

This was made known by the Head of WAEC National Office, Olu Adenipekun, while announcing the result of the October/November examination.

Olanipekun said the 14,756 candidates whose results were withheld represent 11.07 percent of the total number of 133, 223 candidates, who sat for the examination.

“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course for consideration. The committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates,” he said.

Olanipekun also revealed that 34,664 candidates, representing 26.01 percent, obtained credits in five subjects including Mathematics and English Language.