The results of the last May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) was released on Friday 14th September (three weeks ahead of schedule). Candidates would be able to check their results from Sunday 16th September on the council’s result-checking website: www.waecdirect.org
Announcing the release at the national headquarters of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Yaba, Lagos, the Head of Nigeria National Office (HNO), Mr. Godwin Uzoigwe, disclosed that 1,275,330 candidates sat for the examination.
Of this figure, 956,497 candidates, representing 75 per cent had their results fully released while 318,833 candidates representing 25 per cent had some of their subjects still being processed due to various errors committed by the candidates during registration and in the course of writing the examination.
The HNO disclosed that of the total number of candidates who sat for the examination, 325,754 candidates representing 25.54 per cent obtained credits and above in English language, mathematics and three other subjects. Out of the number, 165,994 or 13.01 per cent were males and 159,760 or 12.52 per cent were females.
He added that about 37,635 candidates or 2.95 per cent of the candidates obtained five credits and above in five subjects without English language and mathematics.
"Further analysis of the results shows that 80,991 candidates (6.35 per cent) are science-oriented; 21,112 candidates (1.66 per cent) are social science-based; while 51,685 candidates (4.05 per cent) are Arts-oriented."
Uzoigwe said 47,842 or 0.038 per cent of the 1,275,330 candidates who sat for the examination were being investigated for alleged malpractice during the examination. He said the reports of the various malpractice cases have been compiled for presentation to the Nigeria Examinations Committee of the Council. He noted that the committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools that presented them for the examination in due course.
Meanwhile, Mr. Uzoigwe who acknowledged that the online registration embarked upon by the council has its teething problems, largely blamed the candidates for the numerous shortcomings encountered in the exercise. He, however assured that the council would after surmounting these initial problems launched into electronic examination and marking.