The West African Secondary Examinations Commission, WAEC, has released the results of the 2021 examinations.
TheCable reported that, Patrick Areghan, the chairman of the Nigerian Examination Board, announced this in a statement he issued on Monday.
He said a total of 1,573,849 students registered for the examination across Nigeria from 19,425 accredited schools. While 1,560,261 students wrote the exam.
According to him, 1,274,784 students took five subjects and above which include English and mathematics. He said 1,560,261 students took five or more courses in subjects other than English and mathematics, TheCable reported.
Areghan said that the examination board has withheld the results of 170,146 students whom it accused of cheating. He added that WAEC has currently completed the assessment and released the results of 1,256,990 students, which is 80.56% of the students who sat for the examination in Nigeria.
Areghan added that the board is currently evaluating the results of 303,271 students which represents 19.44% of all the results of Nigerian students.
The examination board said that the delay was due to the problems that some students had with their lessons.
Areghan added that students need some numbers from the board along with their exam numbers to check the results online. This year’s exam was held between August and October, although I completed the exam at the end of September in Nigeria.