The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the withheld results of some candidates that wrote the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) written in 2020 and 2021.
This was contained in a communique at the end of the 72nd meeting of the Nigeria Examinations Committee.
WAEC explained that only results of candidates exonerated of exam malpractices are released.
The examination body on Monday, also approved the cancellation of results of candidates who have proven to have been involved in malpractice cases.
“In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the committee, after diligent deliberations, approved appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s examinations.
“It authorised that the entire results of candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results be cancelled, while subject results of candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR) be similarly cancelled,” Part of the communique which was signed by WAEC’s Acting Head, Moyosola Adeyegbe, signed on behalf of Head of National Office read in part.
It added that some candidates will be barred from sitting for examinations for two years.
Also, some schools will be de-recognised for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn.