Only 35.99 per cent of the candidates who sat for the recently concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates had credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
That is 39, 557 of the 109, 902 candidates who wrote the exams across various centres in Nigeria.
The Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Olu Adenipekun, disclosed this on Wednesday in Calabar as he announced the release of the November/December 2018 WASSCE results.
Mr Adenipekun also disclosed that 63, 037 candidates representing 57.36 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (i.e. with or without English Language and/or Mathematics).
EduCeleb.com recalls that the WASSCE for private candidates 2018-Second Series took place in the five members’ countries from August 14, 2018 to October 4, 2018.
The WAEC boss said a total of 112, 567 candidates originally registered for the examination in Nigeria, out of which 109, 902 sat the examination.
Of this figure, 54, 378 were male, while 55, 524 were female.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination 107, 749 candidates have their results fully processed and released while 2, 153 candidates 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,” he said.
He also disclosed that a total 138 candidates with varying degrees of special needs registered for the examination, and all of them were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination.
He commended the staff of the Council, whose sacrifices, dedication and commitment to duty contributed immensely to the successes recorded during the conduct, marking, processing and release of the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018-Second Series in Nigeria, within the period of time the Council promised its stakeholders.