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WAEC releases results of 91,225 candidates
THE West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday has released results of 91, 225 private candidates that sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria.
The information was revealed in a statement by the Head of the Nigeria National Office WAEC, Olu Adenipekun, at a press briefing.
The statement also contained the released results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates who sat for the 2019 Second Series.
He said 91,225 candidates, represented 96.14 per cent with the fully processed results, while 3,659 candidates represented 3.86 per cent still under process.
According to the statement, the examination which took place between August 29 and October 2, 2019, with a total number of 94,884 candidates sitting for the examination had 47,237 male and 47,647 females, representing 49.78 per cent and 50.22 per cent respectively.
Adenipekun said, “The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the Ninety-Four Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Four (94,884) candidates that sat the examination, 49,679 candidates representing 52.36 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.
He said 33,304 candidates also obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
Meanwhile, he said 9,457 candidates, representing 9.74 per cent were involved in examination malpractice, stating that their cases will be presented to the appropriate Committee of Council for appropriate action.
The council’s decision would be communicated to the affected candidates within the shortest possible time, he said.
According to him, 110 candidates with varying degrees of special needs registered for the examination, out of which 38 were visually challenged, 15 had impaired hearing, 12 had low vision, 3 were physically challenged and 8 were spastic and mentally challenged.
“The Council in Nigeria had perfected its Electronic Certificate Management System, an online portal being deployed to enable private candidates to request their certificates online.
“Beginning with the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019-Second Series, the collection of certificates would be based on requests by candidates online via the Electronic Certificate Management System platform.
“Candidates who sat for the examination have been asked to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org,” Adenipekun said.