The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed the release of the results for the much-anticipated 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The announcement made on Monday in Lagos has spurred conversations and excitement amongst students, parents, and educators.

📣 Announcement WAEC has released 2023 WASSCE results.
📍 Location Results announced in Lagos by Patrick Areghan.
📊 Processed Results 91.5% (1,476,565 candidates) results fully processed and released.
Pending Results 8.5% (137,168 candidates) awaiting further processing.
Resolution Plan Speedy resolution for pending results in the next couple of days.
Pass Rate 84.38% (1,361,608 candidates) passed in five subjects or more.
📚 Key Subjects 79.81% (1,287,920 candidates) passed in five subjects including English & Maths.
⚠️ Withheld Results 16.29% (262,803 candidates) results held due to examination malpractice.

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Overview of the Results

Patrick Areghan, WAEC’s Head of Nigeria’s Office, meticulously provided an overview of the results. Out of the total of 1,613,733 candidates that took part in the examination, 1,476,565 candidates, a substantial 91.5%, have had their results fully processed and released.


However, there was a portion, 137,168 candidates or 8.5%, for whom a few of their subjects are still being processed. The reasons for this delay were attributed to various shortcomings, including incomplete CASS upload, disobedience of rubrics, and non-challant attitudes associated with both the schools and candidates concerned.

The Promise of Resolution

Notwithstanding these delays, the WAEC boss was quick to assure that concerted efforts are underway to complete the resolution process. He vowed to ensure that all the affected candidates would have their results fully processed and released within the next few days.

Improvement in Pass Rate

The 2023 examination cycle marked an uptick in the success rate. A remarkable 1,361,608 candidates, which translates to 84.38%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects with or without the English Language or Mathematics. Furthermore, candidates numbering 1,287,920, or 79.81% of the total candidates, also achieved credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.


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A Reduction in Malpractice

On the issue of examination malpractice, WAEC hinted that the results of 262,803 candidates, or 16.29% of the total candidates, are being withheld. This figure is significant but shows a decrease of 6.54% compared to the 22.83% recorded in the WASSCE for School Candidates in 2022.

The release of the 2023 WASSCE results is not just about numbers but a reflection of the hard work, dedication, and collaboration of students, teachers, and the examination body. The increase in the pass rate and decrease in malpractice sends a positive message for the future of education in West Africa.


Candidates are encouraged to consult their respective schools or the WAEC official website to retrieve their individual results. Meanwhile, those affected by the delay are assured that the matter is receiving urgent attention.

The improvement in the overall performance signifies a promising trend, shedding light on the dedication and perseverance of the education system in West Africa. It’s a step forward, instilling hope and confidence in the students, educators, and the entire region.

How to Check WAEC Results Online 2023

Checking your results online is a breeze, and here’s the best part: you don’t need any scratch card or pin to access your result (Your Smart Identity Card contains your Result Checker PIN and Serial Number). Simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the WAEC Portal: Visit to access the portal.2023 WAEC Result Portal
  2. Enter your Examination Number: This is a combination of your 7-Digit centre number and 3-digit candidate number (e.g., 4123456789). For examination year < 1999, enter your 8-digit WAEC Examination Number. (This is your 5-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 19865001).Enter WAEC Exam Number 2023
  3. Select the Examination Year: For example, 2023.Select WAEC Examination Year 2023
  4. Select the Examination Type: Choose SCHOOL CANDIDATE RESULT.Select WAEC Exam Type 2023
  5. Enter your e-PIN details: Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN).Enter WAEC Result Checker PIN 2023
  6. Enter your e-PIN details: Enter the Voucher Number.Enter WAEC Result Checker Serial Number 2023
  7. Click “Submit”: Voila! Your result is right in front of you.Click Submit Button to Access 2023 WAEC Result

How to Buy WAEC Result Checker PIN 💳

Though the council provides the result checker PIN and Serial Number, you might need to purchase a new one if it’s misplaced or exceeded the number of checks. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the Portal: Go to the WAEC Request Management System portal.
  2. Complete Details: Fill in your Name, Phone Number, and Email Address.
  3. Proceed with Payment: Click on Proceed to Online payment to make payment (costing N3,654.82) and access your WAEC result checker PIN.

How to Check WAEC Results Via SMS 📱

Prefer checking your result via SMS? Here’s how:

  1. Send an SMS: Format it as WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear to 32327 (MTN, Airtel & Glo subscribers only).
  2. Follow the Format: Like this – WAEC4250101001123456789012*2023 (SMS Cost N30 Only).
  3. Receive your Results: It’s delivered straight to your phone.

Have a Problem Checking Your WAEC Result? 🆘

In case of any difficulties checking your 2023 WAEC result online or via SMS, kindly send an email to with the following details for verification and assistance:

  • Error message displayed
  • Your examination number
  • Type of Exam
  • Year of Exam


The announcement of the 2023 WAEC results has marked a significant moment for secondary school candidates across West Africa. With a multitude of options available to check your results, accessing your achievements has never been easier. Follow this comprehensive guide, and celebrate your hard work and success today!

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