The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday released the 2021 Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) results.
Patrick Areghan, the Nigeria National Office of the examination body, announced the release during a press briefing on Monday.
According to him, this year’s examination recorded a better success than the previous one.
He added that the examination, which was an international one, took place simultaneously throughout the five member countries of the Council – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
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He said: “The examination ended on October 8, 2021, and today, Monday, November 22, 2021 – 45 days after the conduct of the last paper, we are releasing the result.
“This is a record time, taking into consideration the fact that we lost a week to insecurity, during the marking exercise in the South East, occasioned by the heightened tension before and during the Anambra Gubernatorial election.
“It is, therefore, not true, as you can see, that WAEC delayed the release of the results of the WASSCE (SC) 2021 as being speculated in some quarters. We have kept to our promise, in spite of all odds.
“We should be praised rather than being vilified. Nothing can be faster or earlier than what we have done.
“We do not release results without marking the scripts and processing the scores. We are grateful to the examiners for doing a good job within the stipulated period.”