One of the few common errors students may encounter while checking their results online is incorrect user credentials, such as an incorrect username or password
Another is issues with the website or platform itself, such as slow loading times or errors in the user interface, which usually make students anxious, according to Fasina Daniel Oyewale, a 100-level student of the University of Ibadan (UI). Oyewale, who experienced this recently, before gaining admission into UI, advised students on what to do when faced with such challenges:
“The first step is usually to contact the website’s support team for assistance,” he said.
“It’s also important to double-check that all the information entered is correct and to ensure the network connection is stable.”
Is it safe to check results on WAEC, NECO online portals?
Another concern of students and other stakeholders is the security of the online results-checking portals, especially after the controversy that trailed the UTME results of Ejikeme Mmesoma. Onayemi Hakeem, a Python developer and founder of Styleit Africa and Codinit Technology Ltd., said WAEC and NECO portals are secure.
NECO is hosted on Vercel.
WAEC is built with ASP. Net and hosted on Microsoft.
These two hosting sites have their security measures up to the database, which are updated regularly. Most especially, Microsoft is very secure,” Hakeem said. The tech expert reiterated that the two portals have security features that make them secure platforms. “Therefore it will be very difficult for scammers to infiltrate into their database,” he added.
Education expert recommends best way to check WAEC, NECO results
Prince Adesegun Ogungbayi, the Board Chairman of MIMS College, Lagos, said WAEC and NECO should send results to the email addresses of the students.
He said in quote “So far, all candidates’ phones and email addresses have been used in the process of registration for the examination, it shouldn’t be difficult for WAEC and NECO to send results to candidates with registration fees paid. “Candidates are not supposed to be stressed to be sending SMS messages to any number for the purposes of checking results or buying scratch cards. Rather, they should be able to receive their results without stress or fears, so far they have paid the required registration fees for the conducted exams.”