On Thursday, the West African Examinations Council released its November/December West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE results.
From the report reaching us, only 86,612 candidates, representing 29.17% obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
Announcing the results in Lagos, Head of National Office, Mr Charles Eguridu said that 308,217 candidates registered for the Nov/Dec 2013 WASSCE. From the figure, he noted, 17 candidates, representing 20.73% obtained credits in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
Eguridu said: “Of the total of candidates that sat the examination, 120,115 candidates, representing 40.46%, obtained 6 credits and above; 161,721 candidates representing 54.48% obtained 5 credits and above.
In addition, 198,832 candidates, representing 66.98% obtained credits and above in four subjects while 230,325 candidates representing 77.59 obtained Credits and above in 3 subjects. A total of 256,500 candidates representing 86.41% obtained credits and above in 2 subjects.”
When compared to the November/December 2011 and 2012 WASSCE (Private) results, Eguridu said, there is a marked decline in candidates’ performance.
He said: “In 2011 a total of 139,827 candidates, representing 36.07% obtained credits in 5 subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.
Also in 2012, a total of 150,615 candidates, representing 37.97% obtained credits in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics.”