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WAEC releases 2016 NOV/DEC WASSCE, only 38% make five credits


The Head of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Olu Adenipekun has said 66,497 out of the 172,699 candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates this year recorded five credits and above including Mathematics and English Language.

Adenipekun, said this on Friday while announcing the release of the results in Lagos.

“A total of 66,497 candidates, representing 38.50 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

“The percentage of candidates that obtained five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2014 and 2015, was 29.37 per cent and 20.59 per cent respectively.

“Plans to conduct a second diet of the examination is already at an advanced stage of approval. It may be possible next year,” he said.


Adenipekun said 1,210 candidates out of the 172,699 candidates still have their results being processed due to errors.

“For the May/June examination, we work with schools and assist them to make sure that the biometric and bio data of the pupils are properly captured and uploaded.

“But with private candidates, they have to access our portal individually and upload their bio data.

“Some of the candidates, out of anxiety, will rush to answer the questions without writing their names and examination numbers.

“We will continue to educate the candidates such that the errors are reduced, ” he said.


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