WAEC 2021 result release. Did you sit for the WASSCE 2021 which took place in August 2021? Good News! The result of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE for School Candidates, has been released. The Head of Nigeria National office of the Council, Mr Patrick Areghan disclosed this on Monday, 22nd of November, 2021.  He announced that a total of 1,573,849 candidates registered for the examination. This number he said is from 19,425 recognised secondary schools in the country. And out of that number, 1,560,261 candidates sat for the examination. Do you know that a total of 80.56 per cent of the results have been fully processed, and 19.44 per cent are still being processed due to some issues? This was exactly what he said, promising that the issues will be resolved soon.

On the timely release of the results, he said it took the body 45 days after the completion of the examination to release the result. This is remarkable, he said, despite the myriad of challenges the body faced in some parts of the country. Part of which was the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, he said that for the fact 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, using the same International Timetable, the body need to be commended.

This he said prove to the fact that the body have kept to their promise, in spite of all odds. Contrary to what is being said in other quarters that the release of the results is being delayed. Further stating that the body should be praised rather than being vilified.


On the released result, he said “The analysis of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of 1,560,261 candidates that sat the examination, 1,398,370 candidates, representing 89.62%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e. with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics. 1,274,784 candidates, representing 81.7%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.”

Moreover, the results of 170,146 candidates, representing 10.9% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

He said candidates can now go online to check their result. Want to know how to check your result via SMS or online? Read the subheading below.

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For more information on how to check your result, continue reading!


The examination body has made it possible for candidates to check results through SMS via their mobile phone. To do this, candidates are to send an SMS such as: WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear with no spacing to a short-code 32327. This code is for MTN, Airtel and Glo Subscribers. For example: WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2021. Note that the 10-digit exam number contains the 7-digit centre number and the 3-digit candidate’s number. And the PIN number is the PIN number on your e-PIN card that you use during the examination. After sending the SMS, the result will be delivered via mobile phone at a cost of N30.

Asides from the SMS format of checking results, candidates can also check their results via the WAEC portal which is www.waecdirect.com. See the subheading below to learn more.


Candidates are requested to follow the steps below to check results online:

  • Log on to the result checking portal www. waecdirect.com;
  • Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination number which is the 7 digits centre number and the 3-digit candidate’s number e.g. 4231786782;
  • Enter the four (4) digits examination year, e.g. 2021;
  • Enter the e-PIN voucher Serial Number;
  • Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your e-pin card;
  • Click submit and wait for the result window to come up.

The above is the steps required to check the WASSCE 2021 results. The WAEC assures candidates that the certificates of candidates whose results has been released will be ready within the next 90 days counting from the date of result release. 

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November 24, 2021

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