Olutise Adenipekun, Head of National Office of WAEC
True to its promise, the West African Examinations (WAEC) has just released the 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results.
The Head of Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun, who briefed journalists this afternoon, disclosed that the results of 137,295, representing 8.89% were withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice
”A total of eight hundred and seventy eight thousand and forty (878,040) candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics,” he stated.
Contrasting this with 2014 and 2015, the percentage of candidates that obtained five (5) credits and above including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE were 31.28% and 38.68% respectively.
On the withheld results, Adenipekun said: “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.”
According to him, a total number of 1,552,758 Candidates sat for the May/June examination. Of this number, he said: ”A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70% obtained six (6) credits and above; one million one hundred and sixty seven thousand four hundred and eighty four (1,167,484) candidates, representing 75.60% obtained five (5) credits and above, while one million two hundred and eighty two thousand two hundred and four (1,282,204) candidates, representing 83.03% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects.”
He added that one million three hundred and seventy thousand forty nine (1,370,049) candidates, representing 88.72% obtained credit and above in three (3) subjects, while one million four hundred and thirty eight thousand six hundred and seventy nine (1,438,679) candidates, representing 93.16% obtained credit and above in two (2) subjects.
Source:: PM Newspaper