MEANING OF OUTSTANDING, HELD, WITHELD, RESULT NOT AVAILABLE, CANCELLED IN WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL (WAEC) RESULTS.
(1) Meaning of WAEC Result showing OUTSTANDING:
There is a very high chance that the result will be released. Outstanding in some subject(s) mostly occur when a student is recorded as present in exams, but the mark on the subject(s) are not concluded. It can also be cause by extra answer sheet. i.e. when not properly attached or some other factors.
(2) Meaning of WAEC Result showing WITHELD:
This occurs when almost all the candidates in a particular centre had same grade. WAEC will further investigate the result. If truly the candidates engaged in any form of malpractice during the exam, such results would be seized and not released. But if reverse is the case, they would be released. Chances of release here is slim.
(3) Meaning of WAEC Result showing HELD:
This is almost the same thing with Witheld. Held result mostly occur when a written remark is made on a candidate answer booklet relating to malpractice and other examination offences.
It can also occur when a particular school or exam center is indicted for malpractice. After proper investigation and the school is vindicated, there is possibility of WAEC releasing the results. But once it starts showing CANCELLED, just forget it, the result is dead.
(4)Meaning of WAEC Result showing RESULT NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS CANDIDATE IN THE SPECIFIED YEAR AND EXAMS DIET:
These can occur when:
(i)Results are yet to be uploaded. (You can check back later or check back in a week or two weeks time)
(ii)You chose the wrong exam type or year while checking your result.
So, if you chose the right exam type and year, then don’t panic, your result will be uploaded later.
REASON WHY SOME SCHOOLS ARE YET TO BE UPLOADED IS THAT ‘MAYBE’ THE SCHOOL DIDN’T UPLOAD THEIR CANDIDATES’ CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT!
SO, RELAX WHILE YOUR SCHOOL & WAEC SORT IT OUT!
(5) Meaning of WAEC Result showing CANCELLED:
Just go and register for GCE or put your hope on NECO if u wrote the exam. When it is cancelled it cannot be released again.