The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), headquartered on 21 Hussey Street, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, has recently been compelled to address some misleading information circulating in the media.
|📜 Disclaimer||WAEC has not endorsed Abia State as the top WASSCE performer.|
|🚫 False Info||Media claims about Abia’s top performance are incorrect.|
|🚫 No Rankings||WAEC does not rank states based on WASSCE performance.|
|💡 Official Stance||Media should avoid sharing misleading information.|
|🔍 Underlying Motive||Some are trying to pull WAEC into political debates.|
|❗ Notice||WAEC hasn’t declared any state as ‘best candidate’ for 2023.|
|💬 Public Plea||The general public should be wary of misleading reports.|
|📆 Statement Date||12th October, 2023|
Disclaimer: WAEC Does Not Rank States by Performance
Reports have surfaced on social media platforms claiming that Abia State has been distinguished as the top-performing State in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023. This assertion has attracted considerable attention, particularly from the student community eager to see how their respective states performed.
Debunking the Misconception
WAEC has emphatically stated that such claims are wholly inaccurate. The council, in its longstanding tradition of maintaining transparency and credibility, has always refrained from ranking states based on examination performances. It is imperative to underscore the fact that WAEC does not rank the performance of States in its examinations. This policy has been a consistent stance of the council.
Misinformation: A Cause for Concern
The rise of digital platforms has undeniably amplified the speed at which information is disseminated. However, it has also paved the way for mischievous platforms to spread inaccurate or politically motivated news. These entities aim to cause disputes, often for political gain, by drawing reputable bodies like WAEC into controversies. Their intent, as speculated, appears to drag the council into the political limelight, tarnishing its esteemed reputation. The overarching objective seems to be to sow discord among states vying for academic prestige.
An Unsettled Matter
While the council has quashed rumours about state rankings, they also highlighted that they haven’t yet decided on the best candidate(s) for WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023. Therefore, any reports or claims alluding to such results should be treated with scepticism.
A Plea to the Public
WAEC fervently urges the general public, especially students and educators, to exercise caution. Only trust information emanating from official sources. Misinformation can lead to unnecessary confusion, and it’s crucial to rely on authoritative and verified channels for accurate updates.
This clarification was issued on 12th October 2023 by the Public Affairs Department of WAEC, with the Acting Head of Public Affairs, Moyosola Adesina, affixing her signature for further validation.