WAEC 73rd NEC Meeting Outcome & Press Release 2022
West African Examination Council (WAEC) 73rd Nigeria Examination Council [NEC] Meeting Schedule, Live Updates / Outcome for West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidate, 2021- Second Series and WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2022- First Series.
The West African Examination Council, WAEC 73rd Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) Meeting commenced on Thursday 7th April to Saturday 9th April, 2022 at WAEC Testing and Training Centre (WTTC), Ogba - Lagos.


The NEC is the highest decision-making organ of WAEC on exam-related matters in Nigeria. It considering matters relating to the conduct of the WASSCE for Private Candidate, 2021- Second Series and WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2022- First Series.

Below are the Full Outcome of the West African Examination Council, WAEC 73rd Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) Meeting of WASSCE for Private Candidate, 2021- Second Series and WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2022- First Series.

WAEC Press Release on the 73rd Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) Meeting.

The 73rd Meeting of  NEC of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), was held on Thursday, 7th and Friday, 8th April, 2022 at Excellence Hotel, Ogba - Lagos.

At the 73rd Meeting, the Committee received reports on Irregularity, Special Cases and Appeals for Clemency arising from the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021 which had earlier been considered at the 72nd Meeting of the Committee.

It authorized that the entire results of candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases which attracts the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results (CER) be canceled.

In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the Committee, after diligent deliberations, approved appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s exams.

The Committee also received and considered reports on the conduct of WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2021- Second Series and report on the conduct of WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2022 – First Series as well as Irregularity Cases arising from the conduct of the examination.

Some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as being barred from sitting the Council’s examinations for two years.

and blacklisted while some Invigilators will also be reported to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary action.

Also, subject results of Candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases that attract the penalty of Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR), be similarly canceled.

It equally applauded the ministries of education in some states that sanctioned erring invigilators and supervisors reported to have been involved or aided examination malpractice of any kind.

The Committee commended the Council for the thorough investigations it conducted on the reported malpractice cases presented during the meeting.

The resolutions of the Committee will be implemented without delay and the affected candidates and examination centres duly informed by the Council. However, the results of candidates who were exonerated by the Committee will be released without further delay.

The Committee observed that there was a decline in the enrolment of candidates with Special Needs for Council’s examinations and it charged the Council to research and proffer solutions to the challenge and to continue to make provisions to cater for such candidates.

In conclusion, the Committee frowned at the actions of some state governments and stakeholders questioning the sanctions meted on erring candidates, schools and persons involved in examination malpractice. Thereafter, the Committee resolved as follows:

1.Every attempt to intimidate and harass the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in the course of executing its mandate is condemnable and stands condemned;

2. WAEC should be allowed to continue with the job of providing quality assessments to the Nigerian child without any hindrance;

3. WAEC should continue to sanction examination malpractice, no matter whose ox is gored;

4. All states, schools and individuals should continue to respect and obey the impartial decisions of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) for the benefit of education in Nigeria;

5.Cases of harassment of WAEC state officials by agents of state governments should be reported to the Honourable Minister of Education.

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