WAEC 2020 Result Statistics

WAEC 2020 Result Analysis

According to the official statistics of the board, The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the result statics of the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates.

A total of One Million Five Hundred and Forty-Nine Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty (1,549,740) candidates registered for the examination from Nineteen Thousand One Hundred and Twenty-Nine (19,129) recognised secondary schools in Nigeria. Of the number that registered for the examination, One Million Five Hundred and Thirty-Eight Thousand Four Hundred and Forty-Five (1,538,445) candidates sat the examination.

The examination was also administered to candidates from some schools in Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea where the Nigeria curriculum for Senior Secondary School is being used. Remarkably, the examination was also conducted in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, the first time since the abduction of over 200 school girls in the area by insurgents, six years ago.

The report has it that a total of Four Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty (4,280) candidates with varying degrees of Special Needs were registered for the examination. Out of this number, Two Hundred and Thirty (230) were visually challenged, Seven Hundred and Forty-Five (745) had impaired hearing; Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Two (2,852) had low vision; Thirty-Eight (38) were spastic cum mentally challenged, and Fifty-Eight (58) were physically challenged. All these candidates with special needs were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination. The results of these candidates have been processed and released along with those of other candidates. Of the total number of One Million Five Hundred and Thirty Eighty Thousand Four Hundred and Forty-Five (1,538,445) candidates that sat the examination, Seven Hundred and Eighty Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty (780,660) were males while Seven Hundred and Fifty-Seven Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five (757,785) were females, representing 50.74% and 49.26%, respectively.

WAEC Result Grading and Meaning

It’s very important to know all these things. WAEC Grading system and how the examination sheet is marked are what I want to reveal in this article. I know that many candidates who wrote 2021 WASSCE are eager to understand how the examiners is going to mark and grade their scores.

The truth is that you must do well in all the sections the subjects you are writing are divided into. Also you may need to consult your various subject teachers if they are examiner to explain the WAEC marking scheme to you.

  1. 75 – 100 (%) – A1
  2. 70 – 74 (%) – B2
  3. 65 – 69 (%) – B3
  4. 60 – 64 (%) – C4
  5. 55 – 59 (%) – C5
  6. 50 – 54 (%) – C6
  7. 45 – 49 (%) – D7
  8. 40 – 44 (%) – E8
  9. 0 – 39 (%) – F9

From the grading system above, a candidate must score 75% and above to have A in any subject. Additionally, to score A, you must know how WAEC is going to mark your exam booklet.

How the WAEC Examination Sheet is Marked

In Exam marking, every subject has its marking scheme, and it is this guide the examiners used to arrive at the grade you see in your WASSCE result. For the sake of this article, I will explain how Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are marked.


A candidate asked – will I pass if I answered 3 out of 5 questions in WAEC mathematics theory?

SSCE mathematics comprises of 50 objective and 13 theory questions. The theory questions are divided into part I and Part II.

You are to answer ten questions in mathematics theory; all the questions in Part I and five questions in Part II.

The objective questions take 40% of the total mark while the theory makes the remaining 60%. Therefore, for you to score A, you must answer 40 correct questions in the objective and at least 8 in theory.

Now to the main purpose of this article which is how to access your result online and through SMS.

How to Check WAEC Result 2021

It is essential for you to know that your examination number , serial number on your scratch card, and PIN on your card are what you need to access it. Ensure that you enter all your details correctly to avoid error.

The steps below will guide you on how to check your result through WAEC portal:

1. Log on to West African Examination Council (WAEC) website https://www.waecdirect.org/

2. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number. (This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)

3. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg 2021

4. Select the Type of Examination

5. Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card.

6. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card

7. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up

How to Check WAEC Result Using Phone

You must Send SMS in the format below:

1. WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear

2. To short-code 32327 (MTN, Celtel & Glo subscribers)

3. For example -:

4. WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2007

Note: Ensure you adhere strictly to the format above. There should be no space in the message. Wait for your result to be delivered to your phone via SMS. (SMS Cost N30 Only).

If you have any problem checking your WAEC result online 2021 or through SMS, don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the box below. We are always ready to help.

(Federal And Private) Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria 2021

To know the best schools in Nigeria, there are more than 50 best secondary schools which include Federal, State, and Private secondary schools. Although the focus of this article is on top 20 best Federal Government secondary schools in Nigeria.

However, there is a need to talk extensively of this topic in order to educate my readers and parents/guardians who wants to make a making decision on the colleges they want their children to attend.

There are various criteria used for ranking these schools in Nigeria but I will mention some that top the chart in this article. These ranking factors includes

  1. Performance in WASSCE or NECO
  2. Learning Environment
  3. Teacher to students ratio
  4. Quality of alumni
  5. Performance in various competitions like Cowbellpedia, InterswitchSpark, MAN, etc
  6. Quality of extra curricula activities

The above ranking factors are what distinguish good schools from bad ones and part of the qualities good schools possess.

That said, Nigeria is blessed with colleges that provide quality education to their students and are always ranking at the top chart of best secondary schools in the country. Some of these schools include

Top Best Secondary Schools in Nigeria According to WAEC

The ranking below is in no particular order.

  1. Loyola Jesuit College
  2. FGA Suleja, King’s College
  3. Loyola Jesuit College, Gidan Mangoro, Karu-Karshi Road, Abuja
  4. Kings’ College, Lagos
  5. Grange Schools, Ikeja, Lagos Sate
  6. Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State
  7. Christ The King College, Onitsha
  8. International School Ibadan UI
  9. Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State
  10. Olashore International High School, Iloko Ijesha, Oshun State
  11. Oritamefa Baptist Model School
  12. AirForce Secondary School Ibadan
  13. Nigerian-Turkish International Academy, Abuja
  14. Louisville Girl’s High School, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State
  15. Lekki British International School
  16. Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja
  17. Day Waterman College, Ikoyi, Lagos
  18. St Francis Catholic Secondary School, Oshodi, Lagos State, Nigeria

Moreover, it is important to point out some schools that are not listed above but they are worthy to be mentioned because of their top performance by their students in Cowbell mathematics competition. These schools are

Secondary Schools that have Won Cowbellpedia

As it is well known that one of the objective of this competition is to raise the standard of schools’ education through unbiased engaging tools that would promote sound education, using a holistic platform that is engaging, educative and entertaining. And the secondary schools below have shown a high level of qualities in the students they breed.

  1. Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ogun State
  2. Zionsfield Private School, Lagos State
  3. Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  4. Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State
  5. Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja
  6. Greater Tomorrow International College
  7. Adeyemi Demonstration Secondary School, Ondo State
  8. Halmark Secondary School, Ondo State
  9. Emilis Academy, Calabar
  10. Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  11. Advanced Breed Group of Schools
  12. Federal Government College Suleja
  13. Ota Total Academy, Ogun State
  14. Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha

All what I have discussed above is to provide a comprehensive article for you. The aim isn’t to digress from the major topic (best unity schools) but to help you on how secondary schools are ranked in Nigeria and to give a holistic view.

Top 20 best Federal Government Secondary Schools

According to the performance report released by the West African Examination Council and the analysis done by PremiumTimesNg, the school below perform excellently well among the 104 unity federal colleges. The list below is not in any particular order.

  1. Federal Government Girls’ College, Benin City
  2. Federal Government Girls’ College, Kazaure
  3. Federal Government College, Robuchi
  4. Federal College Academy, Suleja
  5. Federal Government College, Okigwe
  6. Federal Government College, Nise&
  7. Federal Government College, Ijanikin
  8. Federal Government College, Okposi
  9. Federal Government College, Ikole-Ekiti
  10. Federal Government Girls college, Efon-Alaye
  11. King’s College
  12. Federal Government College, Odogbolu
  13. Federal Government College, Ogbomoso
  14. Federal Government College, Ikirun
  15. Federal Government College, Enugu
  16. Federal Government College, Port Harcourt
  17. Federal Government College, Kaduna