2023 WASSCE: What To Do If Your Results Have Been Withheld

The West African Examinations Council on Monday announced that it has released the provisional results of school candidates who sat for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Although statistics of this year’s results result show that there is a general improvement in the performance of candidates at A1-C6 in all the core subjects, the number of candidates whose results have been withheld has seen an over 70% increment over last year’s figure.

Last year, the results of 26,434 candidates were withheld but this year’s figures indicate an over 70% increase in examination malpractice.

Reasons Why WAEC Withhold Results

The Examination Council withholds the results of candidates who are suspected to have engaged in examination malpractice.

The offence of these candidates, according to WAEC include:

1. bringing foreign material such as prepared notes, printed material and mobile phones to the examination hall
2. Collusion among candidates
3. Planned cheating which occurred with the connivance of some supervisors and school authorities

The withheld results of candidates may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of the investigations

What to do if Your WASSCE Results have been Withheld

Knowing that your results have been withheld can be very stressful, especially when you believe that you did not engage in any form of examination malpractice.

What is worse is that you you may not gain entry to university this year as the school you applied to as an awaiting student will not have access to your results.

What you should do at this point is not to fret but to be calm and trust that WAEC will conclude their investigation for your results will be released.

It is anticipated that the examination council will conclude their investigations before the end of November.

WAEC, in a statement has said that candidates who will be found guilty of examination malpractice will have their results cancelled.

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  1. Yes pls have mercy on us because this country make very hot
    Some of us will survive in life because of this results our success depends on this results please have some sympathy
    I know my apology will be granted in Jesus name and the withheld papers won’t be cancelle or fail in Jesus name

  2. Hmmm say it again my friend…. some of us are from a very poor background and we do anything to make the family proud of us but due to this withheld papers my mom’s sickness is even getting worse
    What pains me more is I didn’t take part in any malpractice but it has affected us all

  3. Please may God touch your heart to release our papers for us, we believe that we have sin against your rules and regulations during our time 2021 wacce . Please I help us because some of our parent do not have much to provide please. May my apologies be granted by your wil. Thank you

  4. Please mine results have been withheld when will they release it because I never cheat in the exams hall and this has made me really stressful

  5. Please in the name of God, some of papers are witheld meanwhile I didn’t depends on any malpractice, please waec should release my remaining results

  6. Please in the name of God, some of my papers are withheld meanwhile, I didn’t engage in any malpractices. Please kindly release my withheld papers.

  7. Can someone notify me they release the pending results. At the point I’m just tired. Written Nov Dec for 3 yrs and now that I have someone waiting to pay my fees my results are pending. Hm. God help us

  8. Please waec is Yasmine Mohammed all my papers are on pending please i beg you in the name of Almighty Allah can you release it and my fellow brothers and sisters own please help i did not did such that Examination malpractice please can you realease it so that we too can go to university please we are your childrens ok please i wrote in 2020 please do something Allah do something waec Amen.

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