CLAIM: An online publication, dailyinfo.com.ng in its July 9 2019 edition, had this screaming headline: “Breaking: WAEC Result 2019 is out: See how to Check Result“
An online news platform, Daily Info, published a news item in its July 9, 2019 edition:
“We are happy to announce to all candidates that participated in the 2019 West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams that the 2019 WAEC results is out and online. According to the statistics released by WAEC, 50%,
obtained minimum of credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics (See: WAEC May/June Result Statistics).”
The post went further to advise candidates how to check their results online. It advised:
“You don’t need to buy any scratch card to check your 2019 WAEC result. The result checker pin serial number needed by candidates to check results online are contained on candidate’s smart identity card used during the conduct of the examination.”
The claim was shared on many groups on the WhatsApp platform. Admission into universities. However, a visit to WAEC’s website puts a lie to the claim. Only the results of the 2018 examination were available.
DUBAWA also spoke to the Head, Public Affairs of WAEC Nigeria, Mr. Demianus G. Ojijeogu to verify the claim. He told DUBAWA: “We are currently marking. The results will be released early next month.”
CONCLUSION: The claim is totally FALSE.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, better known by its acronym, JAMB, is the body that sets the qualifying exam for admission into Nigerian universities. The Body depends on the results of WAEC for it to place candidates into universities. The Body says, 1.8 million candidates registered for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
WAEC results are required by thousands of students for admission into universities. WAEC is an international examination body which conducts international and national examinations in all member countries. But it conducts only the Senior School Certificate examination (WASSCE) for
school candidates in May/June and private candidates in Nigeria.