Saturday, 21 December 2013

WAEC releases Nov/Dec 2013 WASSCE results as candidates performance decline

THE West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday released the results of the November/ December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, with 86,612 candidates, representing 29.17 per cent, obtaining credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics out of a total of 296,827 that sat for the examination.

Statistics show that in the 2011 results, 139.827 candidates representing 36.07 per cent recorded credits in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics while in 2012 150,615 candidates representing 37.97 per cent scored similar credits.

Compared to the November/ December 2011 and 2012 WASSCE (Private), the results showed a significant decline in candidate’s performance.

Announcing the release of the results at the WAEC headquarters in Lagos, the Head of National Office (HNO), Charles Eguridu, disclosed that while a total of 308,217 candidates registered for the examination, 296,827 candidates consisting 163,659 male and 133,168 female that sat for the examinations.

Out of these figure, 299,784 candidates representing 97.26 have their results fully released while 8,433 candidates representing 2.74 per cent have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors in the course of registration or during writing of the examination.

According to the HNO, 120,115 candidates (40.46 per cent) obtained six credits and above; 161,721 candidates (54.48 per cent) obtained five credits and above; 198,832 candidates (66.98 per cent) obtained credits and above in four subjects while 230,325 (77.59 per cent) obtained credits and above in three subjects. Besides, a total of 256,500 candidates representing 86.41 per cent obtained credits and above in two subjects.

Furthermore, the results of 36,260 candidates representing 12.88 per cent are still being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.

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