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WAEC RELEASES 2021 GCE FIRST SERIES RESULTS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results for private candidates who sat for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) — first series.

The results were released on Tuesday, according to Patrick Areghan, head of the Nigeria national office, WAEC.

In a press briefing, Areghan told reporters that the examination was specifically designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions so as to reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.

“It will interest you to know that the examination is also an international one. This is the 4th edition in Nigeria, with the maiden edition taking place in 2018,” he said.

“The examination is primarily designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.”

The WAEC spokesperson added that 7,289 candidates sat for the examination with 2,938 — representing 40.31 percent — obtaining credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects.

“The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine (7,289) candidates that sat the examination,” Areghan said.

“Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Eight (2,938) candidates representing 40.31 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics; out of which One Thousand Three Hundred and Ninety-Six (1,396) were male and One Thousand five Hundred and Forty-Two (1,542) were female candidates, representing 47.52%and 52.48 % respectively;

“Two Thousand One Hundred and Ninety-Five (2,195) candidates representing 30.11 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

“Of this number, One Thousand and Seventy-Four (1,074) i.e. 48.93 per cent were male candidates, while One Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-One (1,121) i.e. 51.07 per cent were female candidates.

“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 and 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 26.08 per cent and 32.23 per cent respectively. Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 2.12 per cent in performance in this regards”

HOW TO CHECK WAEC GCE RESULT

  1. Go to WAEC result checking portal www.waecdirect.org
  2. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number. (This is your 7-Digit centre number followed your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
  3. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2020
  4.  Select the Type of Examination i.e. PRIVATE CANDIDATE RESULT
  5.  Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card.
  6. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card
  7. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up.

NOTE: The result checker PIN and Serial Number needed to check your result online is contained on your Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.

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