Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:18 am
Only 31.28 per cent or 529,425 candidates who sat for the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) made credit in five subjects, including Mathematics and English, according to the just released result by the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC.
Announcing the results, Monday, at WAEC office, Yaba, the Head of National Office, WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu said there was marginal decline in the performance of candidates as 38: 81 per cent was recorded in 2012 and 36.57 per cent in 2013.
Eguridu who disclosed that the results of 145,795 candidates, representing 8.61%, are being withheld in connection with various types of examination malpractice said, “The cases are being investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented in November to the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC).”
According to him, out of 1,692,435 candidates that sat for the examination, 791,227 candidates, representing 46.75%, obtained 6 credits and above, just as a total of 982,472 candidates representing 58.05%, obtained 5 credits and above.
In addition, he stated that 1,148,262 candidates, representing 67.84 %, obtained credits and above in four subjects, while 1,293,389 candidates, representing 76.42%, obtained credits and above in 3 subjects