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Over 39,000 candidates scored credits in five subjects, says WAEC


The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Wednesday announced that about 39,557 Nigerian candidates who wrote the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) got credits in the required five subjects including Mathematics and English Language to advance their academic pursuits.

Head of West African Examination Council (WAEC), Olu Adenipekun, made the disclosure while addressing journalists in Cross River state capital Calabar.

Adenipekun said WASSCE for private candidates 2018-Second Series took place in the five members’ countries from August 14, 2018 to October 4, 2018.

The WAEC official disclosed that 63, 037 candidates representing 57.36 percent obtained credit and above in a minimum of the required five subjects which includes English Language and Mathematics out of 109, 902 candidate who sat for the examination.

“Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination 107, 749 candidates have their results fully processed and released while 2, 153 candidates 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,” Adenipekun said.

“Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released subsequently.”

He commended other WAEC staff for their sacrifices, dedication, and commitment to the successful conduct, marking, processing and release of the WASSCE for private candidates in Nigeria.

A total of 112, 567 candidates registered for the examination in Nigeria.

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