The website of the West African Examinations Council was temporarily shut down on Tuesday 09/08/2016, aksu360 observed. Recall that the Council had last Friday released the results of the May/June 2016 examination, telling candidates to start checking their results from Saturday (06/08/2016). However, after a few hours of opening the website for the checking of results on Saturday, it went down.
So many of the candidates and parents who could not have access to the website alerted aksu360 of the development. The complaint persisted for the better part of Saturday and Sunday with service only restored in the later part of the Sunday. The website again went offline today Tuesday
As of Tuesday (09/07/2016), visitors to www.waecdirect.org found it impossible to access the site, as well as their result. Parents and candidates spoke bitterly about the timing of the development, considering the fact that most Universities nation-wide are presently carrying out their 2016 Admission Screening exercise. No official of the examination body could be reached for comments on the development as at press time.