Issue arises in WAEC with 13 states while 61.32% Failed Maths and English

examwaec-dpMORE than half of the candidates who sat for the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) cannot advance to higher institutions.

Reason: They failed English and Mathematics. The two core subjects are compulsory for admission into tertiary institutions, especially the university.

The council released the results yesterday. But, candidates in some 13 states have their results withheld because their states are yet to pay the fees.

Only 616,370 of the 1,593,442 (38.68 per cent) of the candidates got credit passes in at least five subjects, including English language and Mathematics.

The percentage, according to WAEC Head of National Office Mr. Charles Eguridu, is a slight improvement on last year’s examination, which recorded 529,425 (representing 31.28 per cent) and 639,760 (38.30) in 2013.

Announcing the results at WAEC’s office in Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Eguridu said: “Out of the 1,605,248 candidates that registered for the examination, with 1,593,442 candidates who sat for the examination,616,370 candidates representing 38.68 per cent obtained credit in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

‘The results of 118,101 candidates, representing 7.41 per cent, are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice as the cases are being investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented to the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC).

“Out of all the candidates who sat for the exams, 758,849 candidates, representing 47.62 per cent, obtained six credits and above; 949,862 candidates representing 59.61 per cent obtained five credits and above, while 1,114,988 candidates (representing 69.97 per cent) obtained credits and above in four subjects. In addition, 1,292,915 candidates, representing 78.81 per cent obtained credit and above in three subjects, while 1,376,743 candidates, representing 86.40 per cent obtained credit and above in two subjects.”


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