The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released information to candidates who sat for the 2017 examination on how they can call for the re-mark of any subject.
It had reported that the results were released on Monday, July 16.
WAEC via its twitter page responded to a query on how to call for the re-mark of a subject by a candidate.
The exam body explained that this can only be done by the school were the exam was registered within 60 days of the release of the result.
‘Outstanding’ means pending. Errors made by candidates during registration & or examination are being corrected & results will be released.
— WAEC NIGERIA (@waecnigeria) July 19, 2017
Of those that wrote the examination, 923,486 candidates, representing. 59.22%, obtained minimum of credits in 5 subjects & above, including English Language and Mathematics.
This performance is better than for 2015 and 2016 where it was 38.68% and 52.97%, respectively.
The Punch reports that Mr. Olu Adenipekun who is the head of the WAEC national office said some results were being withheld due to error but promised that the problems will be rectified.
He said: “Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 1,471,151 candidates, representing 94.36 per cent, have their results fully processed and released, while 95,734 candidates, representing 5.64 per cent, have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
“Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released.”