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West African Examination Council, WAEC, on Wednesday released the full results of 1,543,683 candidates who sat for its May/June 2013 Secondary School Certificate Examination.

The number represents 91.38 per cent of 1,689,188 candidates who registered for the examination.
All candidates can now check their results online with scratch card on the the website address stated below:
http://www.waecdirect.org

However, candidates are advised to start checking in 24 hours of the declaration of the results.

The Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Dr Charles Eguridu, announced the results on Wednesday when he addressed a news conference in Lagos. He said 889,636 candidates obtained six credits & above, while 1,074,065 others obtained five credits and below.

According to him, the results of 145,505 others, representing 8.62 per cent, were being processed due to some errors. “These errors are traceable to the candidates as well as their schools in course of registration or writing the examination.”

The HNO explained that such errors were being corrected by the council to enable the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released subsequently.

Dr Eguridu however disclosed that the council cancelled the result of 2,176 candidates. He explained that the cancellation was due to multiple entries by the candidates discovered while processing the results.

He HNO also said 112,865 results, representing 6.75 per cent, were withheld due to exam malpractice. The cases were being investigated and reports of the investigations would be presented to Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) for consideration and further action.

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