Improved performances as WAEC releases 2016 May/June results
*Withholds 137,295 Results Over Fraud, 52.97% Pass English, Maths
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) yesterday released results of this year’s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), with 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97 per cent, obtaining five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
Head of the Nigeria National Office of the Council, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, who announced this at the WAEC office in Lagos, said there was a slight improvement compared with those of 2014 and last year, where the percentages of candidates that obtained five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics, were 31.28 per cent and 38.68 per cent, respectively.
Sadly candidates from few debtor-states, which he declined to mention, may not be able to access their results immediately, pending when their state governments show signs of responsibility.
“Debtor-states are not many this year, unlike last year. If a candidate is indebted to WAEC, they may not be able to access their results immediately.
“We are appealing to those that made promises to keep to their words, so their candidates can upload their results from the website.” he said.Giving breakdown, Adenipekun said a total of 1,552,758 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 1,544,234 candidates, consisting 825,650 males, representing 53.5 per cent, and 718,585 females, representing 46.5 per cent candidates sat for the examination.
“Out of the total number of candidates who sat the examination, 1,393,907 candidates, representing 90.26 per cent, have their results fully released, while 158,718 candidates, representing 9.74 per cent, have a few of their subjects still being processed, due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and schools in the course of registering 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.”
He added: “However, a total of 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“Also, a total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70 per cent, obtained six credits and above; 1,167,484 candidates, representing 75.60 per cent, obtained five credits and above; while 1,282,204 candidates, representing 83.03 per cent, obtained credit and above in four subjects.”
Adenipekun added that 1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72 per cent, obtained credit and above in three subjects, while 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16 per cent, obtained credit and above in two subjects.He also disclosed that the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent, were being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice, which were being investigated and reports of the investigation would be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.
The committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.Meanwhile out of the 133 visually impaired candidates that sat for the examination, 23 candidates representing 17.29 per cent obtained credit in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
He attributed this years’ success to candidates improved efforts, teachers, including government, and advised candidates who sat for the examination to check the details of their performance on the council’s results website- www.waecdirect.org- within the next 24 hours.