The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates across the country.

The Examination body said that Forty-four per cent of candidates who wrote WASSCE in last year’s Second Series recorded Credits in five subjects, including English and Mathematics.

The council which announced the release of the results yesterday, said 80,904 candidates wrote the examination.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the acting Head, Public Affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Moyosola Adesina, on Tuesday evening.

WAEC noted that the percentage of candidates in this category in WASSCE for Private Candidates 2021 and 2022 – Second Series, that is, those who obtained Credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 48.61 per cent and 42.16 per cent.

The Examination body said there was a marginal increase of 2.13 per cent in the candidates’ performance.

It also said 57.19 per cent of the candidates obtained Credit and above in a minimum of five subjects with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.

The council said the results of 7,192 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent of the total number that sat the examination, were being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

“Candidates may check their results by visiting and ascertain their status before visiting the Digital Certificate platform ( to access the digital copies of their certificates, which have been released along with their results.

“Candidates may also be required to apply for the printing of the hard copies of their certificates, online, through the WAEC Certificate Request Portal (e-Certman) website:,” WAEC said.

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