WAEC performance drops nationwide as 26% of privates candidates score five credits

WAEC performance drops nationwide as 26% of privates candidates score five credits

- Twenty-six per cent of private candidates had five credits including Maths and English which signifies a sharp drop in results

- About 34,664 obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English and General Mathematics

- Meanwhile 98,506 candidates obtained credits and above in three subjects while 83,256 obtained credits and above in four subjects

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says 26% of private candidates who wrote the 2017 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) had five credits including Maths and English which represents a sharp drop in the results recorded in 2016.

NAIJ.com gathered that the Council’s Head of Nigeria National Office, Olu Adenipekun, announced the release of the November /December diet of the examination at a press conference in Katsina.

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Adenipekun said about 1,738 candidates were yet to have their full results released because they had a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to them in the course of registration or writing the examination.

He said out of all candidates who wrote the examination, 34,664 obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and General Mathematics, representing 26.01 per cent.

“One will discover that the results for 2015 and 2017 are comparatively the same. There can be a reason for the sharp drop this year in this category, which we have not proved scientifically.’’

Adenipekun said 65,483 other candidates obtained credits and above in five subjects while 46,824 obtained credits and above in six subjects.

Similarly, 98,506 candidates obtained credits and above in three subjects while 83,256 candidates obtained credits and above in four subjects, and 11,763 others obtained credits and above in two subjects.

“The NNC is the highest policy making organ of WAEC at the national level.

“The committee consists of experienced personalities, with many of them as serving officers in the education sector representing a wide range of interests in the affairs of the council’’, Adenipekun said.

NAIJ.com previously reported that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has withheld a total of 14,756 results in the 2017 October/November West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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The results of the candidates in the examination were withheld over allegations of malpractices, it was learnt.

Daily Trust reports that Olu Adenipekun, who heads the national office of WAEC, made the revelation while announcing the result of the October/November examination.

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Source: Naija.ng

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