BY DAYO ADESULU
The West African Examination Council, WAEC has released the results of WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2020-Second Series as 5,548 candidates’ results were withheld over examination malpractice.
Speaking in Lagos on Monday, the Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr Patrick Areghan said out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, Sixty One Thousand, One Hundred and Eleven (61,111) candidates, representing 99.35% have their results fully processed and released.
In the results breakdown, he said: ”Thirty One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty-One (31,751) candidates representing 51.62% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics; out of which Fifteen Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Six (15,376) were males and Sixteen Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Five (16,375) were females, representing 48.43 % and 51.57%, respectively;
”Twenty Four Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety One (24,491) candidates representing 39.82% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
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”Of this number, Twelve Thousand, and Forty (12,040) i. e. 49.16% were male candidates, while Twelve Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty-One (12,451) i.e. 50.84% were female candidates. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018 and 2019, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 35.99% and 35.10% respectively. Thus, there is a marginal increase of 4.72% in performance in this regard.
”A total of Sixty Six Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Five (66,375) Candidates (representing a 31.63% decline, when compared with the 2019 entry figure) entered for the examination, while Sixty One Thousand, Five Hundred and Nine (61,509) candidates actually sat the examination at Five Hundred and Forty (540) centres spread across the nooks and crannies of the country. The drop in the entry figure could be attributed to the negative impact of the COVID –19 pandemic.
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”Candidates who sat the examination are now free to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org. The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by candidates to check their results online are contained on the candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.”
While comparing candidates entries for the examination with 2019 WASSCE, Areghan explained that a total of Sixty Six Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Five (66,375) Candidates representing a 31.63% decline.
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According to him, while Sixty One Thousand, Five Hundred and Nine (61,509) candidates actually sat the examination at Five Hundred and Forty (540) centres spread across the nooks and crannies of the country.
”The drop in the entry figure could be attributed to the negative impact of the COVID –19 pandemic,” he said.