The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Mondayhas announced the release of the results of candidates who wrote the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2nd Series.
It disclosed that 39.82 percent of candidates had credit passes in the five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.
EduCeleb.com understands that this figure is not necessarily indicative of the extent to which candidates passes the exams.
Some of the candidates basically registered and wrote papers in less than five subjects to complete or amend poor performance in an earlier written WASSCE.
No fewer than 61,509 candidates sat for the examination, conducted between November and December 2020.
Announcing the release of the results during a press conference, held at the Yaba, Lagos Head Office of the Council, the Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan, said 31,751 of the candidates, representing 51.62 percent obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.
Giving a further breakdown of the figures, Areghan said the results of 5,548 candidates, representing 9.02 percent out the total number of candidates who sat for the examination, were being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractices.
Mr Areghan noted that of the 61, 509 candidates that sat for the examination, a total of 61,111 representing 99.35 per cent had their results fully processed and released.
He added that results of 398 others, representing 0.65 per cent, have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors traceable to the candidates.
According to him, the cases are being investigated and that report of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council, for determination in due course.For information on Press Releases, Photos, Promotional Events and Adverts, Please Call or Send a Text to 09052129258, 08124662170 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org