2016 GCE: WAEC withholds 13,488 results [SEE MORE DETAILS]



waec today, announced that out of the 172,699 who sat for the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), about results of 13,488 private candidates were cancelled

Mr Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office (HNO) of the WAEC, made this known  while releasing results of the Nov/Dec diet of the examination on Friday in Lagos. also stressing that the results were withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice. This fraction 7.81 per cent of the total number of candidates who sat for the examination.

 Adenipekun said that the cases of malpractices are all under investigated and that reported cases would be channeled to the appropriate disciplinary panel of the council in due course.

Going  further in the breakdown of the results, Adenipekun said that 176,621 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 172,699 sat for the tests, 88,290 were males, while 84,409 were females, representing 51.12 per cent and 48.88 per cent respectively. 1,210 other candidates had some of their subjects still being processed due to some errors traceable to them in the course of writing the examination, which will be corrected by the body.

Furthermore, he said, out of the 172,699 that sat for the examination, 72,229 candidates, representing 41.82 per cent obtained credits and above in six subjects. A total of 95,294 representing 55.18 per cent obtained credits and above in five subjects, while 116,133 candidates, representing 67.25 per cent, obtained credits and above in four subjects. 134,152 candidates, representing 77.67 per cent, obtained credits and above in three subjects, while 149,651 candidates, representing 86.65 per cent, also scored credits and above in two subjects.

The HNO, also said that 66,497 candidates, representing 38.50 per cent, obtained credits and above in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Finally, he gave a comparison of the performance of the candidates who sat for the 2016 Nov/Dec of the examination, with that of the previous years, the HNO said there was an improvement when compared to candidates’ performance in the same examination in the 2014 and 2015 diets.


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