The results of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination have been issued by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) (WASSCE)
Mr Patrick Areghan, the Head of the Council’s Nigeria National Office, stated on Monday that a total of 80.56 percent of the applications had been fully completed, with 19.44 percent still being handled due to some anomalies being rectified.
According to Areghan, one million, five hundred and seventy-three thousand, eight hundred and forty-nine (1,573,849) people applied for the exam, and 1,560,261 people took it.
“Using the same International Timetable, the examination, which was an international one, took place concurrently throughout the five member countries of the Council — The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.”
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“The examination took place over the course of seven weeks, from August 16 to October 8, 2021. We had major security concerns in the South East (IPOB and ESN sit-at-home orders) as well as banditry, abduction, insurgency, and other issues in the north and other regions of the country during this time. All of this, combined with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, turned the exercise into a Herculean task.”