In Ten Years, The Best Waec Result Is Out


The West African Examination Council, WAEC has released the results of the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE which turned out to be the best in ten years, as more than half of the candidates who sat for the exam passed. 

The Head, Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, who announced the result said 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97 per cent of the 1,544,234 candidates who sat for the examination, had credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English.

Adenipekun noted that it was an improvement to the 31.28 per cent and 38.68 per cent of candidates who passed the five subjects in the exam in 2014 and 2015 in that order.

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According to him, while 1,393,907 candidates representing 90.26 percent had their results fully released, 158,718 candidates, representing 9.74 per cent, have a few of their results still being processed due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and schools in the course of registration or writing the examination.

 He, however, disclosed that such errors were being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released on time.

The WAEC boss pointed out that the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent were being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice, adding that the cases were being investigated and reports of the investigation would be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course and the committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.

Mr Adenipekun assured candidates of assess to their results as from the day of result announcement, adding that 133 visually impaired candidates sat for the examination. He said 23 of them, representing 17.29 per cent, obtained credit in five subjects, including Mathematics and English.

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