WAEC releases Nov/Dec WASSCE results – Check Statistics
The West Africa Examinations Council on Tuesday released the results of the 2017 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates .
According to WAEC , 34 ,664 candidates obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above including English language and General Mathematics . The figure represents 26 . 01 % of the 133 ,223 candidates that sat for the examinations in Nigeria .The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2015 and 2016 was 28 . 59 % and 38 . 50 % , respectively .
The head of the Nigeria National office of the WAEC , Mr . Olu Adenipekun , made the announcement at a press conference which was also used to announce the 55 th annual meeting of the council ’s Nigeria National Committee holding in Katsina .
Adenipekun said that the WASSCE for private candidates , 2017 was conducted in all the five member countries of WAEC , from August 15 to October 4 , 2017 .
He said , “A total of 135 ,945 , candidates registered for the examination , out of which 133 ,223 , candidates sat the examination . Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination , 67 ,279 were male and 65 , 944 were female, representing 50 . 50 % and 49 . 50 % respectively .
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination , 131 , 485 candidates representing 98 .70 % have their results fully processed and released , while 1 , 738 candidates , representing 1.30 % have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors 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 .
“Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination , 111 , 763 candidates , representing 85 . 89 % obtained credits and above in two subjects; 98 , 506 candidates , representing 73 .94 % obtained credits and above in three subjects; 83 ,256 candidates , representing 62 . 49 % obtained credits and above in four subjects; 65 , 483 candidates , representing 49 .15 % obtained credits and above in five subjects; 46 ,824 candidates , representing 35 . 14 % obtained credits and above in six .
“A total of 34 , 664 candidates , representing 26 .01 % , obtained the minimum of credits in five subjects and above , including English language and General Mathematics . The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2015 and 2016 was 28 . 595 and 38 .50 % , respectively .
“The results of 14 , 756 candidates , representing 11 . 07 % of the total candidature for 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 in due course for consideration . The Committee ’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates . Candidates who sat for the examination are now free to check the details of their performance on the Council ’s results website : www .waecdirect .org”.