What To Do If Your WAEC Result Is Withheld Or Outstanding In 2023

This is a detailed guide on what to do if your WAEC result is withheld or outstanding.

Good news to all those who took part in the 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC).

The 2020 WAEC result is out.

If you’ve yet to check yours, you can follow our detailed guide on how to check the 2020 WAEC result, and check yours.

The 2020 WAEC (2020 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination ) result was released on the 2nd day of November 2020.

Sadly, not everyone that took part in the examination has seen their result, as 215,149 WAEC results were withheld.

We have explained the meaning of Witheld WAEC result, and WAEC Outstanding result. Check it out here: Meaning Of Held, Witheld and Outstanding On WAEC Result.

If you registered for the 2019/2020 West African Examination Council WAEC (2020 WASSCE), and you are one of those whose WAEC result is withheld or Outstanding, and you are feeling frightened, and not knowing what to do, worry no more, as this guide will help.

This guide titled What To Do If Your WAEC Result Is Withheld or Outstanding In 2020, is a detailed guide which seeks to provide help to students whose WAEC result is withheld or Outstanding, and also provide all the information and trending updates about WAEC withheld results.

In this guide, we will attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions regarding WAEC held result 2019/2020 like:

  • when will WAEC release the withheld results?
  • when will WAEC release withheld results 2019
  • Will WAEC ever release the 2020 held results?
  • What are the latest updates on WAEC held results?

This article will also provide the latest news about WAEC withheld results, and much more.

All that is required from you is to just follow us carefully, and in no sooner time, you will have all the information you ever need to know about WAEC 2019/2020 withheld results.

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Are you ready? Good!!! But before we proceed, let me give you a quick background of WAEC, for the sake of those who don’t know it.

A Quick Background Of WAEC

The West African Examination Council, WAEC was established in 1952.

It is an educational board that is in charge of managing some strategic examinations in the West African states of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Gambia, and Sierra Leone.

The WAEC certificate is a highly respectable certificate both within and outside the shores of Africa, and as such, the demand for it is usually high.

This examination council is not only saddled with the responsibility of conducting the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSC), but also the junior school certificate examination, which is used to gain admission into senior secondary schools within the anglophone West African states.

It should be mentioned here that West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is usually conducted two times a year, the first one being on May-June while the second one popularly known as WAEC GCE starts by November/December.

Also, within the countries that it exists for, no person can be admitted into universities without a WAEC result or its equivalent.

This goes to show you how important the WAEC result is.

Why Did WAEC Withhold My Result?

It’s no longer news that in each year, just like this year, WAEC normally withholds the result of many students.

Hence, a lot of students have been left in the dark, wondering why WAEC chose to withhold their results.

WAEC withholds results if they feel that a particular WAEC examination center or candidate was compromised, on the grounds of examination malpractice.

Consequently, an investigation will be carried out by WAEC to ascertain if the center or candidate was involved in exam malpractice or not.

At the end of the investigation, if that center or candidate is not found guilty, their results will be released immediately.

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However, if they find such exam center or candidate guilty, then the result for that center or candidate will be canceled.

This means that the candidate or candidates involved will have to retake the WAEC exam the next year.

However, there are rumors that WAEC withholds results when they discover that students generally did very well in the exam, and by way of limiting this, choose to withhold some of those results.

Whether that is true or not, is not the reason for this article.

When will WAEC Release My Withheld Result?

Some affected students all over have been asking us this same question, seeking to know when WAEC will release their withheld result.

Well, there is no straight forward answer to this.

Just like I said earlier, Once your WAEC result is withheld, the board usually try to review your specific case, and make a decision base on that.

Hence, there can’t be any specific answer to this, as the process may be between a few weeks or a couple of months.

What To Do If Your WAEC Result Is Withheld

All you should do at this point is to patiently wait for the council to decide on your case. After the decision, they can either release your result or cancel it.

Generally, WAEC does release withheld results before the release of JAMB admission lists.

This is done so that students will not on account of that miss their admission into universities.

However, while you wait for them to make their decision on your case, you may not really know whether they have released your result or not.

Hence, you might want to keep checking the result twice every month, using the online WAEC result checker.

While checking it, make sure to be mindful of your scratch card, because you can only use it 5 times before it expires.

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What To Do If Your WAEC Result Is Outstanding

If your WAEC result says “outstanding,” then it implies your result is not released yet, due to some errors made by the candidate.

You shouldn’t worry much if your result is outstanding, as the result will definitely be released immediately after the errors are rectified.

Also, there is literally nothing you can do if your WAEC result is displaying outstanding.

You just have to keep checking the result, so you know when it is released.

However, Instead of sitting at home and getting yourself worried, you can go to your School and complain to them about the status of your WAEC result.

Hopefully, they can prefer some help, that will fasten the rectification of the problem and the release of your result.

Penalties For WAEC Examination Malpractice

If you have ever imagined what the penalties of engaging in examination malpractice in WAEC could be, below are some of the penalties as reviewed by WAEC.

  • The result of the candidates in view may be canceled completely, once WAEC has established a case of malpractice against them.
  • If the malpractice case was reported on specific subjects, then WAEC can cancel the subjects in view.
  • Depending on the severity of the reported case of malpractice, a candidate can suffer further losses like a suspension from registering WAEC for a specific number of years.

That’s all on what to do if your WAEC result is Withheld or Outstanding.

I hope this guide helps?

42 thoughts on “What To Do If Your WAEC Result Is Withheld Or Outstanding In 2023”

  1. oh Lord help me oooo
    my result had been held ooo
    waec pls I beg you release my result been sitting at home for 6years now and I decided to go to school, waec held my result pls oh Lord help me o

  2. I wrote waec GCE last year but the results were out but my own was withheld, please waec officials help me because that’s my only hope of getting admission in my school and I don’t have money to register for another waec please help your daughter

  3. Well I know it is not easy for u guys but pls help us
    We are the leaders of today and if we stay at home, we can’t manifest that leadership
    I was told that all outstanding results must be released maximum three months but I checked my result on the 5th of February and this is the 8th.
    My school has started giving admission for second batch and my maths outstanding result isn’t out.
    Parents you understand the pain of rewriting an exam,talk more of an external exam like waec.
    I have hope because I serve a living God
    What God cannot do does not exist
    Thank you God bless you

  4. Pls I am really begging
    My result is very nice with the exception of English which has been outstanding I have Checked 5 times and even bought a new pin but it is still outstanding
    Please I need it to be rectified before January 20 because my school will stop giving admission by then
    My exam number is 4121106078
    I did not write neco and my waec is my all
    Pls help me and rectify it

  5. I will first ask this question did they want us to fail??
    They held my results because I did well did the waec board want us to fail!!
    It not right please I only wrote waec because no money for neck and know it held please release my results please
    It a new year I need to upload my results

  6. Pls my result was held for some weeks now and I wasn’t involved in any form of Examination malpractices….. Pls I don’t want my result to be postponed till 2021…Pls release my result before the 15th of this month of December… my parent can’t afford another money for me to re-write an Exam that I’m not guilty of…..

  7. Waec why do you people promise you will release the result after the meeting and you don’t release it, some many have to check their own now but still held
    Please waec just find a place your act to forgive we the students, my admin letter is there now with out my waec result I can be admitted please.???

  8. Good day sir/madam,I don’t really understand why my sons result is withheld while he has no examination malpractice recorded against him.and others that wrote together with him have since got there result released.

  9. Please jamb board, I am in a panic situation now…
    I want to go for POST UTME screening but my WAEC result is not fully out (my main subject literature in English is still outstanding and I wants to study LAW as a course,,
    I beg u in the name of God, release my result for me before it will be too late for me
    Thanks and as u do so,May Allah see u through…

  10. Waec said outstanding results will be released within a period of 14 days after collection of results
    It’s more than 14 days now I can’t see any result been released
    When will it come out because universities are doing their screening right now and jamb result will soon expire once it’s a year
    Waec should consider this factors and help the students
    This isn’t fair

  11. Jxt feel like crying, buh it doesnt give me d soution to my problem, waec board shld plz ahv sympathy on us, 4 d sake of God nd also 4 d sake of wat we passed through dx year plz im on my knees im tenously tired of staying at home ??????

  12. Please am begging the Wace officials and chairman himself pls what have i done wrong to deserve this from them why will the held my result after several years of staying at home now i have decided to go to school the held my result don’t the have conscience or children like us what did we do wrong when we are talking about examination malpractice then it should be the whole results of the students of the particular school that needs to be withheld not releasing some and helding some pls release my result for my admission this year if i committed suicide my blood with be on ur head all that is behind this please all am saying release my result..

  13. My result was withheld I am beginning u sir to release my result I am not commit any violation duaring the exam I obey all the rules and regulation and them unfortunately I check my result and I saw held ?

  14. Pls my mathematics is outstanding and I need it to gain admission pls help me.
    My name is ogbuo bibian ugo
    My pin is 395313500885
    My school second batch admission is starting on the 12 of November, pls help me God bless u

  15. Type here.. please sir my waec result is held and I want use this year for me gaining admission to the university ,I beg , I kneel down please my result ,I don’t know what to t right now

      • What should I do my weac results were written held and my father said he has money to register me I didn’t do any form of malpractice because my school don’t encourage it

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