….Over 35% gets five credits and above in English, Maths
The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released the results of candidates that sat the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for private candidates, 2019- Second Series in Nigeria.
Speaking at a press conference at the WAEC, headquarters in Lagos, the Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun disclosed that a total of Ninety Seven Thousand and Eighty (97,080) candidates registered for the examination in Nigeria, out of which Ninety Four Thousand Eight hundred and Eighty Four (94, 884) candidates sat the examination.
“I also wish to report that a total of One Hundred and Ten (110) candidates with varying degrees of special needs registered for the examination and of this number and all these candidates with special needs were adequately for in the administration of the examination,” he stated.
He added that of the total number of candidates that sat the examination in Nigeria, Forty Seven, Two Hundred and Thirty Seven (47, 237) were male while Forty Seven Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty Seven (47, 647) were female, representing 49.78% and 50.22% respectively.
The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates according to him shows that out of 94, 884 candidates that sat the examination, Thirty Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Four (33, 304) candidates representing 35.10% obtained credits above in minimum of five subjects including 11. and Mathematics; out of which Sixteen Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty one (16, 431) we’re male and Sixteen Thousand, Eight Hundred Seventy Three were female representing 49.04% and 50.66% respectively.
“Also, Forty Nine Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventy Nine (49, 679) obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects with or without English Language or Mathematics, out of which 24, 354 were male and 25, 325 were female representing 49.02% and 50.98% respectively.”
The HNO however said Nine Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty Seven (9,457) candidates were reported to have been involved in one form of the total of examination malpractice or the other.
“This number represents 9.74% of the total of the total candidature for the examination and their cases will be presented to the appropriate Committee of Council and the decision of the council on their cases will be communicated to the affected candidates within the shortest possible time.”
Adenipekun therefore said candidates who sat the examination are now free to check the details of their performance on the council’s results website www.waecdirect.org.
He however added that the council in Nigeria has perfected it’s electronic certificate management system, an online portal being deployed to enable private candidates request for their certificate online.
“Therefore, beginning with the WASSCE for private candidates for private candidates, 2019-second series, the collection of certificates would be based on requests by candidates on-line via the electronic certificate management system platform,” he disclosed.