Wait for NCEA results over

23:21, Jan 14 2013

The wait is over for Christchurch pupils after NCEA results were published online today.

The New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) released the official National Certificate of Educational Achievement results for 163,000 pupils across the country at 8.22am.

However, thousands of pupils have yet to see their results, as huge volumes of traffic to the website have caused crashes.

Pupils should be patient and may have to try to log on several times before they will be given access to their results, a NZQA spokeswoman said.

"NZQA always ensures maximum IT resources are dedicated towards ensuring results accessibility, and services were tested extensively before results were released," the authority said.

"Even with this amount of preparation, some users are facing delays being able to log in to access results. We are actively managing the system to maximise performance."

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The results come a day after 265 pupils saw their marks early while the NZQA conducted online testing.

Pupils can expect hard copies of their exam papers to be delivered in coming days.

They have until February 18 to check the papers and apply for any remarking or submit queries.

National statistics on the results will not be released until March.

Have you logged on for your NCEA results today? We would love to speak to you. Contact charley.mann@press.co.nz.

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