BREAKING NEWS: WAEC Announces Release of WASSCE Results for Private Candidates, 2023-Second Series

WAEC Announces Release of WASSCE Results for Private Candidates, 2023-Second Series

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria, is pleased to inform candidates, stakeholders, and the public that the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2023-Second Series, have been officially released.

The examination took place in Nigeria from October 27, 2023, to December 20, 2023, and the Coordination of Examiners and Marking of Candidates’ Scripts occurred at seven marking venues in Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Benin, Enugu, Uyo, and Kaduna from January 16 to January 30, 2024. A total of 4,162 examiners participated in the coordination and marking exercise.

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This series saw an increase in participation, with 85,600 candidates, representing a 10.07% increase from the 2022 entry figure of 77,768. Among them, 211 candidates with varying degrees of special needs were registered, and all were adequately accommodated during the examination.

Out of the 80,904 candidates who sat the examination, 39,790 were males, and 41,114 were females, making up 49.18% and 50.82%, respectively.

The results processing revealed that 78,419 candidates, or 96.93%, had their results fully processed and released. However, 2,485 candidates, representing 3.07%, have some subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to them. Efforts are underway to expedite the processing and release these results soon.

In terms of performance analysis:

  • 46,267 candidates (57.19%) obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics).
  • 35,830 candidates (44.29%) obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Among those obtaining credit and above in the latter category, 49.21% were male candidates, and 50.79% were female candidates. This represents a marginal increase of 2.13% in performance compared to the 2021 and 2022 Second Series.

Results for 7,192 candidates (8.89% of total) are being withheld due to reported cases of examination malpractice. Investigations are ongoing, and decisions will be communicated directly to the affected candidates.

Candidates can check their results at and access digital copies of their certificates at The WAEC Certificate Request Portal (e-Certman) website ( allows candidates to apply for the printing of hard copies of their certificates online.

WAEC-Nigeria extends congratulations to all successful candidates and expresses gratitude to government bodies, security agencies, ministries of education, staff, supervisors, invigilators, custodians, examiners, and other ad-hoc personnel for their dedication and hard work in ensuring the successful conduct of the examination. The results are a testament to their commitment. WAEC-Nigeria wishes all candidates the best in their future endeavors.

Signed by:
Moyosola F. Adesina (Ag. Head, Public Affairs)
For: Head of National Office
Issued by the Public Affairs Department on – Tuesday, 13th February 2024

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