2021 West African Examinations Council (WAEC) May/June Results Statistics, Over 81% Pass
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2021 WASSCE for School Candidates results statistics have been released by the Head of National Office, WAEC. Only 81.7 per cent of the participants had credits in 5 subjects and above, including English and Maths.
From the latest report reaching us, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the 2021 WAEC May/June results.
Announcing the results today at the WAEC headquarters in Lagos, the Head of National Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, said “a total of 1,274,784 candidates, representing 81.7% of the total number of candidates that sat for the exam, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. See the full report below:
While giving a breakdown of the examination and the results, he explained that 1,560,261 candidates sat for the exercise in five countries – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
A further breakdown of the results showed that 1,398,370 candidates who make up 89.62%, had credits and above in at least five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics.
According to him, 1,274,784 persons, representing 81.7%, had credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 65.24%,” he added.
“Thus, there is an appreciable 16.46% improvement in performance in this regard.”
He also noted that the examination which spanned seven weeks was affected by several security challenges including the sit-at-home order in the South East, banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, etc, in the north and other parts of Nigeria.
“All these, coupled with the continuous effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, made the whole exercise a Herculean one,” the statement read.