Waec Withheld Result for 2020/2021 Release Date

You’ve seen HELD, OUTSTANDING or CANCEL shown in any of your subject when trying to check the grades. It shows waec Withheld your result.

Don’t worry we are going to take a closer look at what the word means.

For the sake of those who haven’t or doesn’t know how to check their waec result here is a guide to it.

Once you have figured out that your result shows any of the words mentioned above, just exit the browser.

Some may believe the internet connection causes the problem and it reduces the number of times you can check the result with the pin provided while trying to check it again.

There are explanations behind the HELD, OUTSTANDING or CANCEL showing on your result which you will find here.

Main reason Why waec withheld your result.

Malpractice: This is the number one factor behind most of the seized result, but it may not be the reason behind yours.

The inspector may have found you cheating and you were given a form to fill. That is one of the reasons that has been involved.

Another fact is copying other peoples work also leads to this. Take, for example, the person sitting in front of you and someone else copied you during the exam.

Do you think the marker is a fool? Capital NO. You know within yourself if you involve in this act. No one needs to tell you that.

If your examination center was caught in this act it shows you all will bear the consequences.

No matter what put your mind at rest the result will be released but the punishment will surely be placed on such candidate.

Impersonation:  This has been the practice of some candidates. They no longer write exam themselves instead they hire someone else to help them sit for the exam.

For those who are yet to write the exam reading this post please don’t give your money to anyone to help you write your exam.

One if the reason why some candidates impersonate is because they don’t have time. Applying for two things at a time is very risky.

Take for instance you wrote jamb and you chose awaiting result during registration while writing your waec your institution fixed their screening date in such a way it will clash with your exam.

In this case we advice you all to take things one after the other.

Other reasons why your result was held

Noise during the examination: Let me make this clear to you. If you noticed while the exam is going on you will be asked to provide your ID card for scanning or you are asked to thumb print.

During this process, the machine used is taking record of all the sound in the center. Making noise while the examination is ongoing might be counted as malpractice.

Form: it’s possible you commit a great offence during the examination an you are given a form to fill.

Don’t expect the result to be released immediately.

Will waec release the 2020 held result

After thorough confirmation the board will release the result.

If you are however found guilty you will be surely punished for it.

Your result might either be Cancelled, Degraded, or Good. Expect any of the three outcome.


Let us take a good look at what each status mean in your result?

  • HELD: This means your result has been seized for violating the instruction lay down by the board controlling the exam. will waec held result be released? as you can see above all the result will surely be released after verification.
  • OUTSTANDING: This shows your result was held probably due to the wrong information provided on your script. Such information include your examination number, center number, name, etc. Not only that those with bad writing who did not write the details requested vividly will have their waec result displaying outstanding for that subject. For those intending to write waec please take a good note of this. Always cross check very well before submitting. what is the my chance? Since you did not involve in malpractice there is high possibility of your result being released after verification.
  • CANCEL: whenever cancel is display on any of your result just forget about it. Nothing can be done to that. Just make use of the advice i will be dropping below.

what you should do if your result was withheld

  • Pray: There is nothing impossible for God to do. Seek for forgiveness of sin and his mercy. Don’t forget to have faith and be hopeful after telling him.
  • Complain to your school principal: Let him/her be aware that your waec result was withheld. They might provide you with the possible solution.
  • Purchase another form: You’ve know that the output of the result after being seized might be positive or negative. One truth is before the result will be released another registration form will be out. I know to get the registration fee might be somehow difficult but set your mind on where you are going. Take it as a challenge and don’t let it weigh you down. Keep on trying your best. I bet you will later thank me if you follow my advice and another bitter truth is if you obtained another form and you’ve already fill awaiting result in jamb or post utme you will still meet up. If peradventure the result was later discharge with good grades it will still see as an advantage for you take note.

When will waec held result be released

At first, the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) will have to organize a meeting as regard the result then take a look at the best judgement to be passed on those who involved in malpractice.

In case you did not involve in malpractice just put your mind at rest your result will soon be published.

“Based on my observation the west africa examination council always publish the held result alongside with the next result to be discharged”. For instance you wrote waec expect your result to be released with GCE.

2019 waec result (private candidate) statistics

  • 94, 884 candidates sat for the exam.
  • 97,080 registered for examination
  • 9.74% were caught involving in malpractice.
  • 91,225 candidates result fully released.
  • 3,659 candidates result still under processing and will be released in the next seven (7) days.
  • 49,679 approximately 52.36% have 5 credit with or without english and mathematics.
  • 33,304 approxinately 35.10% had 5 credit in both English and mathematics.

I pray your result will be released without having any failure. While waiting for waec to release the Withheld result please put your mind at rest.

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