In recent developments, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has set into motion its 76th Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) meeting. The purpose? To critically discuss and determine the fate of the withheld results stemming from alleged malpractices during the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates.
WAEC’s Communication on the Matter
On Tuesday, WAEC announced this pivotal meeting through its official digital channel, shedding light on its proactive steps to ensure transparency and uphold examination integrity.
However, this isn’t the first significant announcement from WAEC this week. A day prior, the examination body unveiled its newest appointment – Dr. Amos Josiah Dangut, who will now steer the helm as the Head of the Nigeria National Office.
Understanding the Background
Going back a couple of months, in August, WAEC released the WASSCE results. Yet, a considerable number of candidates, tallying up to 262,803, found their results withheld. The underlying reason? Suspected instances of examination malpractice. This action naturally brought about a wave of concern and anticipation among the affected students and their guardians.
What Awaits the Withheld Results?
WAEC has extended reassurances to all concerned candidates. The message is clear: once the NEC wraps up its discussions and reaches a resolution, the candidates will be promptly informed about the outcome of their results.
A statement from WAEC underscored the significance of this meeting:
“The 76th Meeting of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) to consider & decide on the malpractice/irregularity cases arising from the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023 begins today.”
Awaiting Further Updates
As of now, stakeholders eagerly await the conclusion of the NEC meeting. The outcomes will undoubtedly have profound implications on the academic paths of many students. Stay tuned for more detailed insights as they emerge.
All the best in your pursuit!