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Published On: Tue, Nov 21st, 2017

WASSCE: 26.01 percent of candidates pass English, Mathematics

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From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua Katsina

West African Examinations Council ( WAEC)  has announced the release
of West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations
(WASSCE)  for private candidates in 2017.

The Head of Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr Olu I. Adenipekun,
announced the release of the results yesterday in Katsina at a press
conference held at the Katsina Motel Conference Hall.

Adenipekun disclosed that 135, 945 candidates   registered for the
examination out of which he said 133, 223 candidates sat for the
examinations, adding that out of this number 67, 279 candidates were
male while 65, 944 were females.

He noted that out of the total number that sat for the examinations
131, 485 representing 98.70 per cent have their results fully
processed and released while 1,738 candidates representing 1.30 per
cent have a few of their subjects still being processed.

He said the none processing of the candidates results arises in
the course of registration or writing the examination, assuring that
such errors are being corrected by the council to enable the affected
candidates get their result fully processed and released  soon.

According to him, the breakdown of the result showed that a total of
34, 664 representing 26.01 per cent candidates obtained minimum
credits in five subjects and above including English Language and
General Mathematics.

He similarly disclosed that 111, 763 representing 85.89 per cent
obtained credits and above  in two subjects, while 98, 506
representing 73. 94 per cent obtained credits and above in three
subjects and 83, 256 obtained credits and above in four subjects.

Adenipekun revealed that the examination council  had created the
additional WASSCE for private candidates, 2018- first series  which he
said was successfully unveiled and registration for the examination
has since commenced with “remarkable response from
prospective candidates”.


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