2023 WAEC GCE Result Statistics: Insights & Achievements

2023 WAEC GCE Result Statistics: Insights & Achievements

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has proudly unveiled the 2023 WASSCE for Private Candidates results, reflecting a dynamic academic landscape shaped by the resilience and ambition of students. But what do these statistics reveal about the state of education, and how do they compare to previous years in terms of performance and participation? Let’s delve into the nuances of these results and the concerted efforts behind achieving them.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria has proudly announced the release of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results for Private Candidates of the 2023 Second Series. This pivotal moment marks the culmination of diligent efforts by students across the nation who sat for the examination between 27th October and 20th December 2023.
πŸ“… Examination Period 27 Oct – 20 Dec 2023
πŸ“š Marking Venues Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Benin, Enugu, Uyo, Kaduna
πŸ§‘‍πŸŽ“ Candidates Entered 85,600
πŸ§‘‍🏫 Examiners 4,162
πŸ“ˆ Participation Increase 10.07% compared to 2022
🎯 Special Needs 211 candidates (33 visually challenged, 21 hearing impaired, 30 albinos)
πŸ‘« Gender Representation 39,790 males, 41,114 females
🚫 Results Withheld 7,192 candidates (8.89%) due to malpractice

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A Snapshot of the 2023 WAEC GCE Results

The examination witnessed participation from 85,600 candidates, indicating a 10.07% increase compared to the previous year. The meticulous marking process involved 4,162 examiners across seven venues, reflecting WAEC’s commitment to maintaining rigorous academic standards.
Inclusion and Accessibility

Among the participants, 211 candidates with special needs, including those visually challenged, hearing-impaired, and albinos, were provided with adequate support, underscoring WAEC’s dedication to inclusivity.
Gender Representation and PerformanceTotal Candidates: 80,904 sat for the examination across 568 centres.
Gender Breakdown: 39,790 males and 41,114 females, showcasing a balanced gender representation.
Achievement HighlightsOverall Performance: 57.19% of candidates achieved credits and above in a minimum of five subjects.
Core Subjects: 44.29% secured credits and above in both English Language and Mathematics, with a nearly equal distribution between male (49.21%) and female candidates (50.79%).
Progress and Integrity

This year’s performance reflects a marginal increase in candidates achieving core academic benchmarks, contributing to an ongoing trend of academic excellence. However, WAEC has withheld the results of 7,192 candidates due to various cases of examination malpractice, emphasizing the council’s stringent measures to uphold integrity.
Checking Your Results and Certificates Online

Candidates can now access their results by visiting the official WAEC result checking portal at www.waecdirect.org. In a groundbreaking move, digital copies of certificates are also available at www.waec.org, with provisions for printing hard copies through the WAEC Certificate Request Portal at https://certrequest.waec.ng/.

Acknowledgements and Future Aspirations

WAEC extends heartfelt congratulations to all successful candidates and expresses gratitude to government bodies, educational ministries, and all stakeholders for their invaluable support. The 2023 WASSCE for Private Candidates not only demonstrates the candidates’ academic prowess but also the collective commitment to educational excellence in Nigeria.

As we celebrate these achievements, WAEC reaffirms its commitment to enhancing the educational landscape in Nigeria, promising continued dedication to serving the Nigerian child with utmost integrity and excellence.

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