Lagos Atudents raise concerns over Withheld WASSCE Results

Students from Oke Afa Comprehensive College in Isolo, Lagos, laments as they faced challenges accessing their West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination results.
Withheld WAEC result
Withheld WAEC

According to the students, more than 200 of them participated in the exam.

It can be recalled that the West African Examination Council had announced the release of the 2023 WASSCE results on August 8, 2023, and many students with impressive grades successfully used them to secure admissions into higher institutions.

Contrary to this success, students from Oke Afa Comprehensive High School shared with The PUNCH that their results had caused ongoing issues.

One student, Taiwo Adewole, who recently visited the University Of Osun State in Osogbo for admission processing, was taken aback when the admission officer revealed that his result showed 'indebted' rather than grades.

Adewole discovered he had no WASSCE result after being granted admission for Business Administration, a revelation that occurred during his visit to the UNIOSUN admission office.

“I printed out my result a week after WAEC announced the release of results and I used it to process my admission. On getting to the UNIOSUN admission officer, I showed her my document but she said she would check from her system, when she checked she showed me and it all read ‘indebted.’ I was shocked. I called my school our principal only said they were working on it. I couldn’t register since then and matriculation is next week, on Thursday,” he said.

Adewole revealed that he had paid about N200,000.00 for the acceptance fee, hostel, and medical fee to UNIOSUN before he realised that he did not have WASSCE.

“I am in the middle of either going home or staying in school. I am not happy at all.”

Another student who gave his name simply as Samson said he had enrolled to learn POP ceiling making when he found out that his WASSCE was showing indebted.

“I have attempted it three times and it all showed indebted I have two more attempts and I don’t want to waste it. I feel bad but I am no longer rushing to go to school as I have already started learning how to make a POP ceiling.  Our school should help us pay the debt so we can see our results,” he said.

Principal, Oke Afa Comprehensive College, Mrs Rafat Ogunbiyi, refused to speak with The PUNCH as she cut off the call after saying, “Come to the school.”

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