The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday released the 2016/2017 examination results.
The Council, in its released 2016 Nov/Dec West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results, said it withheld the results of 13,488 (Thirteen Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Eight) candidates, representing 7.81% over various cases of examination malpractices.
During the announcement of the results yesterday in Lagos, the Head of National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun also said that 38.50 per cent had credit pass in Mathematics and English Language.
According to him, 175,699 (99.31 per cent) of the 176,621 registered candidates had their results fully processed and released, while 1,210 candidates (0.69 per cent) have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates 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 fully processed and released subsequently”, he explained.
The HNO also announced that a total of 13, 488 results (7.81%) were withheld for examination malpractice.
“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 decision will be communicated to the affected candidates thereafter.”
“A total of 66,497 (Sixty Six Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety Seven) candidates, representing 38.50%, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.”
“The percentage of candidates that obtained five (5) credits and above including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE for Private Candidates in 2014 and 2015 was 29.37% and 20.59% respectively.”
“19 (Nineteen) visually challenged candidates registered for and sat the examination in Nigeria. From this figure, 4 (Four) candidates, representing 21.05% obtained credit in five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.”
“Of the total number of 172,699 (One Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety Nine) candidates that sat for the examination, 149,651 (One Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty One) candidates, representing 86.65% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects; 134,152 (One Hundred and Thirty Four Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Two) candidates, representing 77.67% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects, while 116,133 (One Hundred and Sixteen Thousand One Hundred and Thirty Three) candidates, representing 67.25% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects. “
“95,294 (Ninety Five Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Four) candidates, representing 55.18% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects, while 72,229 (Seventy Two Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty Nine) candidates, representing 41.82% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.”
Adenipekun said candidates would be able to begin to check their result on Waecdirect.org as from Saturday, December 17, 2016.