WAEC Give Details Of 2018 WASSCE Exercise
Only about 1,937 representing 17.13 percent of the candidates that sat for the first series of the new diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination have been reported to have obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
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The information was contained in the breakdown of the results that were released at the Lagos headquarters of the council in Yaba on Tuesday, by the Head of the Nigeria Office, Mr Isaac Adenipekun.
Adenipekun disclosed that “A total 1,937 candidates, representing 17.13 percent, obtained the minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE in 2017 was 26.01 percent.”
“From the statistics of performance, it is safe to say that candidates performance is not satisfactory, compared to what obtained in the same diet for private candidates in 2016 and 2017. We, therefore, wish to plead with candidates to take this examination seriously,’’ he said.
Adenipekun also said the results of 1,021 candidates, representing 9.03 percent of the total candidature for the examination, were withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice by the affected candidates.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council in due course for consideration. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates,” he said.