WAEC releases November/December private candidates’ WASSCE results
Says 34,000 get credits in Maths, English
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the November/December 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.It said of the 133,223 that sat for the examination, 34,664 of them obtained minimum of five credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and General Mathematics.
This, according to it, represents 26.01 per cent of total number of candidates that sat for the examination. The percentage of candidates for this category is in contrast to that of 2015 and 2016, which stood at 28.59 per cent and 38.50 percent respectively.
Head of the National Office of WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, disclosed this yesterday in Katsina State at a press briefing to announce release of WASSCE results for private candidates in the country.Adenipekun also said that 111,763 candidates, or 85.89 per cent of total number of candidates, obtained credits and above in two subjects.
He said 98,506 candidates (73.94 per cent) obtained credits and above in three subjects and 83,256 candidates (62.49 per cent) obtained credits and above in four subjects.
The WAEC head said 65,483 candidates (49.15 per cent), obtained credits and above in five subjects, while results of 14,756 candidates (11.07 per cent) had been withheld.He, however, said that the withheld candidates’ results were in connection with “various reported cases of examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigation will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.”Adenipekun said of the 135,945 candidates that registered for the examination, only 133,223 of them sat for the examination.
He said 67,276 (50.50 per cent) of those that sat for the examination were males while 65,944 (49.50 per cent) were females.He also said that while results of the 131,485 (98.70 per cent) of the candidates that sat for the examination were processed and released, 1,738 (1.30 per cent) have a few of their subjects being processed.
He said the latter category came about 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,” he added.