The West African Examinations Council(WAEC), has announced the withholding of results belonging to 215,149 candidates who sat for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria.
The Head of WAEC Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, made this know while speaking to newsmen. The withheld results represent 13.98% of the total number of candidates.
Most of the results are being held for examination malpractice and according to Areghan, WAEC is still investigating and the outcome of the investigations will be made public.
He also added that certificates of candidates whose results have been fully released will be made available in 90 days.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.
81,718 candidates, representing 5.31% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates. Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently.
The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the 1,538,445 candidates that sat the examination, 1,338,348 candidates, representing 86.99%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics;
1,003,668 candidates, representing 65.24%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, of this number 497,139(49.53%) were male candidates, while 506,529(50.47%) were female candidates.
The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2019, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 64.18%. Thus, there is a marginal 1.06% improvement in performance in this regard.”
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