WAEC Results Out, 59% Pass Mathematics, English

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The West African Examination Council  says the performance of candidates in its 2017 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination is an improvement over the ones recorded in the recent past.

Speaking at a press briefing held at its corporate office, Yaba, Lagos on Monday, Head of National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun said the performance results recorded this year improved over the 2015 and 2016 WASSCE.

He said that 923,486 of the 1,559,162 candidates that sat for the examination, representing 59.22 per cent, obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

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Justifying the relative success performance of candidates in 2017, Adenipekun noted that the percentage WASSCE results for school candidates in 2015 and 2016 were 38.68% and 52.97%, respectively

Adenipekun, however, said two categories of candidates will have to wait for some of their results either to be released or cancelled.

Results of candidates in the first group (95,734) are still being processed because of errors traceable to them and 214,952 others are investigated for examination malpractices.

“The results of 214,952 candidates, representing 13.79 per cent of the total candidature for the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

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“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course for consideration.  The committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools,” he said.

Adenipekun said WAEC was able to achieve its Project 60 target of releasing results 60 days after examination, owing to improved ICT facilities.

“We came up with Project 60, a self-imposed time limit for candidates to wait for release of result after the examination.  We are hoping to be able to release the result even faster.  We are looking at 45 days next time,” he said.

Regarding the conduct of two separate examinations for private candidates yearly, Adenipekun said the decision was taken at 65th Annual Council Meeting of WAEC member countries in Abuja in March.

“I am happy to inform you that the Nigeria National Office of the council has concluded arrangements to commence the conduct of the additional diet of the WASSCE for private candidates from January/February, 2018,” he said.

He urged candidates who sat the examination to check details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org  within the next few hours.

”The result checker PIN and Serial Number are contained on the flip side of the candidates’ CIVAMPENS Card issued to all candidates by WAEC, and used by them during the conduct of the examination,” he added.

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