Result of the November/December 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The Head of National Office WAEC, Isaac Adenipekun announced the release of the results in Lagos, on Thursday, December 17 but did not give full details of candidates’ performance.
He said, “The idea of pass or fail in Nov/Dec WASSCE is different from pass/ fail in May/June WASSCE. The May/June examinations are school-based exams where the candidates are expected to transit from secondary school to higher institutions. The case is not the same with the Nov/Dec diet. It is a make-up examination. It is an examination for candidates who have deficiencies in one subject or more.”
Adenipekun, however, revealed that 79,490 candidates obtained six credits and above.
He also said that 28,768 results were withheld by the council for alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
Two hundred and thirty-seven thousand, one hundred and fifty-four candidates comprising
124,512 males and 112,642 females partook in the examinations while thirty-seven visually challenged persons wrote too.
Adenipekun added that “Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 79,490 candidates, representing 33.51per cent obtained six credits and above; 113,573 candidates, representing 47.88 per cent obtained five credits.
“In addition, 146,253 candidates, representing 61.67 per cent obtained credits and above in four subjects, while 175,718 candidates, representing 74.09 per cent obtained credits and above in three subjects. A total of 200, 304 candidates (84.46 per cent) obtained credits and above in two subjects.”