WAEC on Monday released the May/June WASSCE results, withholding results of 13.79 per cent candidates as 59.22 per cent passed English Language and Mathematics.
Speaking at a press briefing held at its corporate office, Yaba, Lagos, Adenipekun said the performance recorded this year improved over the 2015 and 2016 WASSCE results. Justifying the relative success of candidates in 2017, Adenipekun noted that the percentage pass of WASSCE results for school candidates in 2015 and 2016 were 38.68 per cent and 52.97 per cent, respectively. He said: “A total of 923,486 (Nine hundred and twenty- three thousand, four hundred and eighty-six) candidates, representing 59.22 per cent, obtained minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.”
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According to him, 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. He 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 for the examination. He said: “Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 1,471,151 (One million, four hundred and seventy-one thousand, one hundred and fifty-one) candidates, representing 94.36 per cent have their results fully processed and released, while 95,734 (Ninety-five thousand, seven hundred and thirty-four) candidates, representing 5.64 per cent 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, he said: “Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 1,490,356 (one million, four hundred and ninety thousand, three hundred and fifty-six) candidates, representing 95.59 per cent obtained credits and above in two subjects. 1,436,024 (one million, four hundred and thirty-six thousand, twenty-four) candidates, representing 92.44 per cent obtained credits and above in three subjects. Correction of errors “1,357,193 (one million, three hundred and fifty-seven thousand, one hundred and ninety-three) candidates, representing 87.05 per cent obtained credits and above in four subjects. 1,243,772 (one million, two hundred and forty-three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-two) candidates, representing 79.77 per cent obtained credits and above in five subjects. 1,084,214 (one million, eighty-four thousand, two hundred and fourteen) candidates, representing 69.54 per cent obtained credits and above in six subjects.”
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