WAEC withheld Result 2016

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has just recently announced that it will release WAEC withheld Result 2016 for candidates whose states are indebted to the examination council.

WAEC withheld Result 2016

While briefing journalists, Mr. Charles Eguridu, The Head of Nigeria National Office, WAEC made this disclosure.

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According to Mr. Eguridu, the decision to reverse its initial delay in releasing the WAEC withheld Result 2016 of the states that are indebted to WAEC was due to pleas by various education stakeholders including the intervention of the secretariat of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum, adding that the council, however, did not wish to impede on the educational progress of any Nigerian child.

When asked to list the Nigerian states that are indebted to the examination body, Mr. Charles Eguridu refused, stating that it will be unfair as some states have already pain in some reasonable amount of money to offset their debts.

According to Mr. Eguridu, the examination council hopes that the affected Nigerian states will reciprocate this kind gesture, by fully offsetting their debts to the council so as to enable it meet its own obligations to its supervisors, examiners as well as service providers and other creditors.

 “Our decision to open this window of opportunity, that is, the resort to Advance Payment Guarantees for affected states, was as a result of our appreciation of the prevailing economic challenges facing the nation and in order not to jeopardize the educational progress of the candidates of the affected states,” said Mr. Eguridu while speaking on the WAEC withheld Result 2016.

Giving a breakdown of the results of candidates, West African Examinations Council (WAEC) through a statement signed and issued by the Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the council, Mrs. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, made mention that the entire results of 598 candidates of this year’s West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been cancelled.

Mainly due to impersonation during the examination, 13 other candidates whose results were cancelled have been barred from partaking in any of the council’s examinations for two years

Additionally, WAEC has also withheld the results of candidates from 85 schools for alleged cases of mass cheating/examination malpractice.

The WAEC withheld Result 2016 would go through a form of scrutiny test and will be cancelled if the candidates are found culpable or released if otherwise.

The statement further said 1,576 candidates had their subject results cancelled. With the aid of a new technology – Item Differentia Profile (IDP) software – 2,293 candidates who were identified to have cheated in the English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science papers had had their relevant subject results cancelled.

How To Check For WAEC Withheld Result 2016

No fewer than 118,101 candidates that sat for the May/June 2016 WASSCE had their results withheld by the examination body, some of them for the aforementioned reason.

If you are one of those with WAEC Withheld Result 2016, you can re-check here now to see if it has been released:

  • Visit the WAEC Result Checking Portal on waecdirect.org
  • Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number. (This is your 7-Digit center number followed by your 3-digit candidate number e.g. 1423564789)
  • Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year e.g. 2016
  • Select the Examination type e.g. May/June WASSCE
  • Enter the Card Serial Number found on the back side of your Scratch card
  • Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card
  • Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up



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