West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) November/December 2013 Results Released2
Today, gentlemen of the media, we are glad, as usual, to announce the release of the results of the November/December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private candidates.
In the November/December 2013 WASSCE, a total of 308,217 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 299,784 candidates, consisting of 163,706 male and 133,202 female candidates sat the examination. Out of the total number of candidates, 298,971 candidates, representing 97.26% have their results fully released, while 8,433 candidates, representing 2.74% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and cyber cafes 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.
Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 120,115 candidates (40.46%), obtained 6 credits and above; 161,721 candidates representing (54.48%) obtained 5 credits and above. In addition 198,832 candidates, representing (66.98 %) obtained credits and above in 4 subjects, while 230,325 candidates, representing (77.59%) obtained credits and above in 3 subjects. A total of 256,500 candidates (86.41%) obtained credits and above in 2 subjects. However, a total of 86,612 candidates, representing (29.17%), obtained credits in 5 subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.
Based on this, when compared to the November/December 2011 and 2012 WASSCE (Private), there is a marked decline in candidates’ performance as contained in the table below.
WASSCE 2011 (Nov/Dec), WASSCE 2011 (Nov/Dec), WASSCE 2011 (Nov/Dec)
139\,827, 150\,615, 86\,612
(36.07%) , (37.97%) ,(29.17%)
Furthermore, a total number of 38,260 candidates’ results, representing (12.88%), are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice. Such cases are being investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented to the Nigerian Examinations Committee (NEC) of Council in due course for consideration. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.
A total number of 82 blind candidates registered for and sat the examination. From this figure, 17 candidates, representing (20.73 %) obtained credits in 5 subjects including English Language. Blind candidates do not take Mathematics and Science practicals in the WASSCE.
Candidates who sat the November/December 2013 WASSCE (Private) will be able to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website: http://www.waecdirect.org within the next 48 hours.
Text of address by Mr. Charles M. Eguridu, Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), at a press briefing to announce the release of the results of the November/December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Private on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the WAEC Office, Yaba, Lagos
Source:: WAEC (Nigeria)