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Outstanding Failure As WAEC Release Results

Outstanding Failure As WAEC Release Results

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday released the May/June diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), recording 31.28 per cent pass.

A total of 1,705,976 candidates registered for the examination out of which 1,692,435 candidates consisting of 929,075 male and 763,360 female candidates sat for the examination.

Addressing newsmen at the head office of WAEC in Yaba, the Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Charles Eguridu, explained that a total of 529,425 candidates representing 31.28 per cent obtained credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.

The result when compared to the 2012 and 2013 May/June WASSCE diet, there is marginal decline in the performance of candidates as 38.81 per cent and 36.57 percent pass was recorded in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

He said of the total that sat for the examination 1,605,613 candidates representing 94.87 per cent have their results fully released while 86,822 candidates representing 5.13 per cent have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors, mainly traceable to laxity on the part of the candidates and the schools, in the course of registration or taking the examination.

Eguridu also stated that 791,227 candidates representing 46.75 per cent obtained six credits and above, 982,472 candidates representing 58.05 per cent obtained five credits and above.

Speaking further the HNO said the results of 145,795 candidates representing 8.61 per cent were being withheld in connection with various types of examination malpractices which were reported both during the conduct and marking of the examination.

He added that the cases were being investigated and the reports of the investigations would be presented in November to the Nigeria Examination Committee (NEC).

Eguridu also noted that a total number of 161 blind candidates registered for the examination out of which 150 blind candidates sat for the examination, adding that 21 candidates representing 14 per cent obtained credits in five subjects including English Language.

He added that candidates that sat for the examination would be able to check their details of their performance on the council’s results website www.waecdirect.org within the next 24 hours.

Furthermore, the HNO stated that the Council beginning with the November/December 2014 WASSCE, has designed and is introducing customised transparent mathematical set, with in-built non-programmable scientific calculator which conforms with the rules and regulations of its examinations.

He said the aim is to maintain uniformity, guard against malpractice and improve standards.

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