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WAEC releases 2021 examination results, explains steps to check results for candidates

The West African Examination Council – WAEC has released the 2021 Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) examination results providing an opportunity for successful candidates to utilize the result for the 2021 University admission session.

The WAEC examination is established to certify the educational standards of students in high schools or secondary schools across the West African Countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia.

The most important subjects in this examination is Mathematics and English, as well as three other relevant subjects required by each countries’ admission body to qualify participants for progression to higher institutions such as Universities.

According to the Nigerian National Office of WAEC, there was an improvement in the number of candidates who got credits in five subjects including Mathematics and English Language in the just released results.

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In the breakdown by the Nigerian Office, it was explained that 1,560,261 candidates sat for the exercise in five countries – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

A further breakdown of the results showed that 1,398,370 candidates who make up 89.62%, had credits and above in at least five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics.

It was also revealed that 1,274,784 persons, representing 81.7%, had credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Explaining how Nigerians can check their results, or help their wards check their results, the head of the Nigerian Office, Patrick Areghan, explained that candidates can check their results via their mobile phones.

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Candidates are to send an SMS as below:

WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear
To short-code 32327 (MTN, Celtel & Glo subscribers)

For example: WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2021

NB: Candidates are advised to follow the format listed above. This means there is no need for space in the message. 

After sending the SMS, the result will be delivered via mobile phone at a cost of N30.

He also explained that the results can be checked through the WAEC portal.

He explained: “They are to go through this format as stated by the examination body:

1.  Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.
(This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)

2.  Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2021

3. Select the Type of Examination

4. Enter the e-PIN Voucher Number

5. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your e-PIN

6. Click “Submit” and wait for the results window to come up

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