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We have 45 days to release results ― WAEC

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it plans is to release the results of the just-concluded school-based West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) within 45 days after the exam has ended.

The examination, which was postponed from April to September due to outbreak of coronavirus globally ended on Saturday nationwide and in other four West African member countries of WAEC, namely: Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Gambia.

A total of 1,459,463 students sat the exam in Nigeria and they were examined just like their mates in other countries in a total of 76 subjects from which each of them sat for eight or maximum of nine subjects that must include English language and Mathematics.

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The head of public affairs of WAEC Nigeria, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, told Tribune Online in an exclusive interview over the weekend of the plan of the organisation to release the results within 45 days after finishing.

He said that had been the standards of WAEC in the recent years, especially for the school-based examination and the same plan still applicable for this year’s edition before the outbreak of COVID-19 and it subsequent postponement.

“So, certainly, we will still work towards achieving this 45 days time lag target,” he stressed.

On the conduct of the exam generally, he described it as a huge success, saying it was  hitch-free nationwide.

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According to him, both the students and exam officials adhered strictly to COVID-19 safety measures rules in and around the exam venues while the exam lasted.
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