The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is gearing up for the much-awaited release of the 2023 WASSCE results in accordance with its established 45-day timeline following the conclusion of the school examinations. This announcement holds significant promise, especially for candidates who appeared for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as ‘awaiting result’ candidates.
Marking Process and Timely Completion:
Mr. Patrick Areghan, the Head of WAEC’s Nigeria National Office, has provided insights into the marking process. A remarkable feat has been achieved as the council successfully concluded the marking of 197 papers, comprising 76 subjects, within its stipulated timeframe.
This meticulous task was executed across 85 marking venues and an e-marking center. The dedication of examiners led to the early completion of marking, with several finishing their assessments well ahead of the deadline.
Upcoming Result Publication:
The WAEC team is diligently working round the clock to ensure the timely release of the school exam results. According to Mr. Areghan, the eagerly anticipated results are set to be unveiled to the public in the upcoming week.
The seamless execution of the marking process, even amidst challenges like the sit-at-home situation in the South East, underscores the council’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of the examination process.
Impressive Candidature Statistics:
A remarkable total of 1,621,853 candidates hailing from 20,851 secondary schools participated in the school examination. Notably, there is an intriguing shift in gender distribution, with 798,810 male candidates (49.25 percent) and 823,043 female candidates (50.75 percent).
These figures highlight a distinct increase in female candidates and a corresponding decrease in male candidates compared to the 2022 diet. Impressively, this year’s candidature for the May/June 2023 WASSCE has risen by 13,868 compared to the previous year’s figure of 1,607,985.
Security Vigilance and a Notable Incident:
In an unfortunate incident, an individual impersonating an examiner was apprehended in Ibadan. This impersonator had been in contact with schools, falsely claiming responsibility for marking students’ answer scripts and making demands for assistance.
Subsequent investigations revealed that the individual was not a legitimate examiner, raising suspicions that he may have had proximity to an actual examiner and was attempting to exploit the situation for personal gain.
Release and Certificate Distribution Timeline:
Reiterating its standard practice, the WAEC Head of Nigeria National Office had previously announced that candidates could expect the release of their examination results within 45 days of the last paper’s conduct.
Additionally, the issuance of certificates to schools is projected to commence within 90 days following the release of results, solidifying the council’s commitment to maintaining an efficient and structured examination cycle.
As the West African Examinations Council prepares to unveil the highly anticipated 2023 WASSCE results, the meticulous marking process, increased candidature figures, and commitment to security underscore the organization’s dedication to upholding the integrity of education assessment systems.
The upcoming release holds the potential to shape the academic trajectories of countless candidates, adding to the ongoing legacy of WAEC’s educational contributions.