West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Thursday released this year’s November/December, West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with 72,522 candidates representing 29.37 per cent obtaining credits in five subjects and above including English language and Mathematics.
The council also withheld the results of 28,817 candidates representing 11.67 per cent in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.
Addressing newsmen on Thursday at the WAEC headquarters in Yaba, Head of the Nigeria National Office, Charles Eguridu, explained that a total of 246,853 candidates consisting of 132,521 male and 114,332 female candidates sat for the examination.
He said of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 75,313 candidates representing 30.50 per cent obtained six credits and above, 110,346 candidates representing 44.70 per cent obtained five credits and above
Eguridu while comparing the result of this year to that of last year, noted that there is a marked increase in candidates performance as the 2013 November/December recorded 26,97 per cent.
He further said the council had introduced the ‘walk in candidates’ registration which allows intending candidates who were unable to register during the normal registration period to register and sit for the examination, adding that for the November/December WASSCE, a total of 701 walk in candidates registered and sat for the examination.
Speaking further he said cases of those results that were being withheld were being investigated and the reports of the investigations would be presented to the Nigeria Examination Committee (NEC) of the council for consideration, stressing that the committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates in due course.
He also noted that of a total of 48 blind candidates registered for and sat for the examiantion, four candidates representing 8.33 per cent obtained credits in five subject including English language and Mathematics.
However, Eguridu said candidates who sat for the examiantion would be able to check the details of their performance on the council’s result’s website: http://www.waecdirect.org within the next 48 hours – DAILY INDEPENDENT