The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results.
Recall that a total of 80.56 per cent results have been fully processed, and 19.44 per cent still being processed — due to some issues being resolved.
According to Patrick Areghan, the Head of Nigeria National office of WAEC, a total of One Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty-Nine (1,573,849) candidates registered for the examination from Nineteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Twenty Five (19,425) recognised secondary schools in Nigeria.
Of the number that registered for the examination, One Million, Five Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty One (1,560,261) candidates took the examination.
“The examination, which was an international one, took place simultaneously throughout the five-member countries of the Council – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, using the same International Timetable,” Areghan said.
“The examination spanned seven weeks, between August 16 and October 8, 2021. Throughout the period, we were faced with serious security challenges in the South East (IPOB and ESN sit-at-home order) and banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, etc, in the north and other parts of the country. All these, coupled with the continuous effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, made the whole exercise a Herculean one.”
Candidates can visit the WAEC Direct Online website, https://www.waecdirect.org, to check their result.