WAEC Releases May/June Results, Declares 14.3% Increase in 2016 Performance

07 Aug

The West African Examinations
Council (WAEC) on Friday released the
May/June 2016 West African Senior
School Certificate Examination
(WASSCE), and on Saturday opened
the portal for result checking.
The Head of Nigeria National Office,
Olu Adenipekun while briefing
journalists said that 878,040
candidates, representing 52.97%,
obtained credits in five subjects and
above, including English Language and
Mathematics as against 31.28% and
38.68% obtained in 2014 and 2015
“A total of 1,014,573 candidates,
representing 65.70% obtained six
credits and above, 1,167,484
candidates, representing 75.60&
obtained five credits and above. While
1,282,204 candidates, representing
83.03& obtained credit and above in
four subjects.
1,370,049 candidates, representing
88.72% obtained credit and above in
three subjects, 1,438,679 candidates,
representing 93.16% obtained credit
and above in two subjects,“ he added.
Adenipekun announced that out of the
1,552,758 candidates that sat for the
examinations, 137,295 candidates
(8.89 per cent) of the results were
He added that the withheld results are
in connection with various cases of
examination malpractice, adding that
“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 WAEC Nigeria Twitter handle
stated that 133 visually impaired
candidates sat for the examination,
adding that 23 of them, (17.29%),
obtained credit in five subjects,
including Mathematics and English.

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