BEVERLY HILLS, July 17, (THEWILL) – The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the May/June 2017 WASSCE results, with 59.22 per cent of those that sat for the examination recording credit pass at English Language and Mathematics, even as the results of 13.79 per cent of the candidates were withheld.
Speaking at a press briefing held at the WAEC Corporate office at Yaba, Lagos on Monday, the Head of National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun said the performance recorded in this year’s examination improved over the 2015 and 2016 WASSCE.
This was as he noted that the percentage of performance in WASSCE results for school candidates in 2015 and 2016 were 38.68 per cent and 52.97 per cent respectively
According to Adenipekun, ”A total of 923,486 (nine hundred and twenty three thousand four hundred and eighty six) candidates, representing 59.22%, obtained minimum of credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.”
He stated the results of 214,952 (two hundred and fourteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty two) candidates, representing 13.79 per cent of the total candidature for the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
The WAEC official explained that the cases of examination malpractice are being investigated, adding that reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.
He disclosed that a total of 1,559,162 (One Million Five Hundred and Fifty Nine Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Two) candidates sat the examination.
His words: ”Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 1,471,151 (One Million Four Hundred and Seventy One Thousand One Hundred and Fifty One) candidates, representing 94.36% have their results fully processed and released, while 95,734 (ninety five thousand seven hundred and thirty four) candidates, representing 5.64% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
“Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently.”
In the analysis of the results, the official said: ”Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 1,490,356 (one million four hundred and ninety thousand three hundred and fifty six) candidates, representing 95.59% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects.
”1,436,024 (one million four hundred and thirty six thousand twenty four) candidates, representing 92.44% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects.
”1,357,193 (one million three hundred and fifty seven thousand one hundred and ninety three) candidates, representing 87.05% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects.
”1,243,772 (one million two hundred and forty three thousand seven hundred and seventy two) candidates, representing 79.77% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects.
”1,084,214 (one million eighty four thousand two hundred and fourteen) candidates, representing 69.54% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.”
Adenipekun urged candidates who sat the examination to check details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org within the next few hours.
”The result checker PIN and Serial Number are contained on the flip side of the candidates’ CIVAMPENS Card issued to all candidates by WAEC, and used by them during the conduct of the examination,” he added.