The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of candidates that sat for the 2021 second series edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria.
The council’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan said this at a news conference to announce the results of candidates who participated in the 2021 WASSCE (Private).
The examination was written from November 12, 2021, to Wednesday, December 22, 2021 by a total of 51,444 candidates out of 52, 973 registered candidates.
Mr Areghan said: “25,008 candidates representing 48.61 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, of this number, 12, 272 were male candidates, while 12,736 were female candidates.”
He added that there is an encouraging 8.79 per cent improvement in performance in the last examination.
Meanwhile, Mr Areghan said the non-availability of the National Identification Number (NIN) will not stop candidates from sitting for the May/June 2021 examination.
Giving a further breakdown of the results, the HNO said among the total number of candidates were 131 with varying degrees of special needs. He said their results have also been processed and are being released along with those of other candidates.
He said out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 49,584 candidates, representing 96.38 per cent, have their results fully processed and released while 1,860 candidates, representing 3.62 per cent, have a few of their subjects still being processed due to “some errors on the part of the candidates.”
He, however, said efforts are being made to release their results.
Speaking on the performance of the candidates, Mr Areghan said: “32,637 candidates representing 63.44 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics), out of which 15,832 were males and 16,805 were females.
He said the results of 3,968 candidates, representing 7.71 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course. All decisions will thereafter be communicated to the affected candidates,” Mr Areghan said.
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