WAEC seizes 28,768 Nov/Dec exam results
33.51% candidates earn six credit passes
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), yesterday released the result of the November/December 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, with a total of 79,490 candidates, representing 33.51 per cent of 237, 154 candidates that wrote the examination obtaining six credit passes and above.
Last year, a total of 72, 522 candidates representing 29.37 per cent of the total number of candidates that wrote the examination obtained credit passes in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
But this year, the new Head of National Office (HNO) of the organisation, Mr. Olutise Isaac Adenipekun, said that, “113,573 candidates, representing 47.88 per cent obtained five credit passes. In addition, 146, 253 candidates, representing 61.67 per cent obtained credit passes and above in four subjects, while 175,718 candidates, representing 74.09 per cent obtained credit passes and above in five subjects. A total of 200, 304 candidates, that is, 84.46 per cent obtained credit passes and above in two subjects.
A total of 237,154 candidates sat the examination, consisting of 124,512 male and 112,642 female candidates. This number included 37 visually challenged candidates.
Of the total number of candidates that wrote the examination, 235,542 candidates, representing 99.32% have their results fully processed and released. But 1, 612 candidates, (representing 0.68%) have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors, traceable mainly to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
Such errors, the HNO said “are being corrected by the council to enable the affected candidates have their results.”
The results of 28,768 candidates, representing 12.13 per cent, the WAEC helmsman said, were being withheld for further investigation in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.
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