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Waec Releases 2016 Wassce; 38.5 Percent Of Candidates obtain Five credits

Source: thewillnigeria.com
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, (THEWILL) – The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has announced the release of the 2016 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for private candidates, with only 38.5 per cent obtaining credits in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

The Head of WAEC National Office, Olu Adenipekun, announced the release of the results on Friday , stated that a total number of 66,497 candidates, representing 38.50 per cent who sat for the WASSCE for private candidates, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

He stated that the results of the candidates were a remarkable improvement compared to similar results released for the 2014 and 2015 examinations whereby 29.37 per cent and 20.59 per cent obtained five credits, including English Language and Mathematics respectively.

Adenipekun disclosed that in 2014, 29.37 per cent of candidates who sat for the examination obtained credits in five subjects and above while in 2015, 20.59 per cent of candidates obtained credits in five subjects and above.

According to him, a total of 176,621 candidates registered for the examination this year, while a total of 172,699 candidates sat for the examination.

Adenipekun disclosed however that the results of 13,488 candidates, representing 7.81 per cent of the total candidates for the examination are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.

He further disclosed that cases of examination malpractice were being investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course for consideration.

The Head of WAEC National Office however pointed out that the results of the candidates will be withheld if they are found guilty.

He also disclosed that 19 visually challenged candidates registered for and sat the examination in Nigeria, out of which four candidates, representing 21.05 per cent obtained credits in five subjects, including English language and mathematics.

While expressing gratitude to the supervisors, invigilators, custodians and other personnel for their dedication to duty during the conduct of the examination, he disclosed that candidates would be able the assess their results within the next 24 hours.