36 percent of candidates failed to make a credit pass in five subjects including English and Mathematics in the 2019 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the results of One Million, Four Hundred and Sixty-Eight Thousand and Seventy-One (1,468,071) candidates out of the One Million, Five Hundred and Ninety-Six Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty-One (1,596,161) who registered for the WASSCE for School candidates.
One Million, Five Hundred and Ninety Thousand, One Hundred and Seventy Three (1,590,173) candidates sat for the exams.
WAEC Nigeria Head of National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun, revealed this at a press briefing in Lagos on Friday.
He stated that 122,102 candidates representing 7.68% have some subjects, which were still being in processed.
1,590, 173 candidates that sat for the exams in Nigeria out of which 822,098 were male and 768,075 were female.
Commenting on the grades of the result, Adenipekun said that One Million Three Hundred and Nine Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy (1,309,570) candidates obtained credit and above in five subjects with or without English and Mathematics while 1,020,519 candidates obtained credit and above in five subjects including English language and Mathematics.
He said 180,205 candidates, representing 11.33% of the total number of candidate are being withheld with examination malpractice while a total number of 1,918 varying degree of special needs were registered for the 2019 WAEC.
In his words, ” A total of One Million Five Hundred and Ninety Six Thousand One Hundred and Sixty One (1,596,161) candidates registered for the examination from Eighteen Thousand six Hundred and Thirty Nine (18,639} recognised secondary 89110013 in Nigeria.
“The number that registered for the examination, One Million Fiv Hundred and Ninety Thousand One Hundred and Seventy Three (1,590,173) candidates sat the examination.
He revealed that the examination was also administered to candidates from some schools in Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea where the Nigeria curriculum for the Senior Secondary School were in use.
Among the registered candidates were One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighteen (1,918) candidates with varying degrees of special needs.
“Out of this number 299 were visually challenged, 842 had impaired hearing; 158 had low vision; ‘75 were spastic cum mentally challenged, and 85 were physically challenged,” he said. “All these candidates with special needs were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination. The results of these candidates have been processed and released along With other candidates.”
“The total number of One Million Five Hundred and Ninety Thousand One Hundred and Seventy Three (1,590,173) candidates that sat the examination in Nigeria, Eight Hundred and Twenty Na Thousand and Ninety Eight (822,098) were male while Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight Thousand and Seventy Five (768,075) were female, representing 51.70% and 48.30% respectively.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination in Nigeria, one Million Four Hundred Sixty Eight Thousand and Seventy One (1,468,071) candidates, representing 92.32% have their results fully processed and released while One Hundred and Twenty Two Thousand One Hundred and Two (122,102) candidates representing 7.68% have a few of their subjects still being processed.
Furthermore, speaking on the delayed result, he said efforts are being speedily made to make results available for the affected candidates.
“All the affected candidates will get their results fully processed and released subsequently,” he added.