Wednesday 4 July 2018

WAEC releases 2018 exam result

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), said on Wednesday, that only 49.98 per cent of the candidates, who wrote its 2018 school certificate examination, obtained credit passes and above.
The council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Olu Adenipekun, said the credit passes included English Language and Mathematics.

Mr Adenipekun gave this information at a news conference to announce the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Lagos.

According to him, the performance of candidates for its examinations in the last three years is fluctuating in view of the outcome of the just released 2018 examination.

The HNO, who gave a breakdown of the statistics of performance of candidates in the examination, said that a total of 1,578,846 registered for the examination in Nigeria.

According to him, out of the number, 1,572,396 of them sit for the examination.

Adenipekun said a total of 786,016 candidates, representing 49.98 per cent who sat for the examination, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

He said the performance, when compared to what was obtained in the same examination in 2016 and 2017, showed a decline.

Mr Adenipekun added that of the total number of candidates, who wrote the examination, 1,470,338 of them had their results fully processed and released.

He noted that a total of 102,058 other candidates had a few of their subjects still being processed, due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or while writing the examination.

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