The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has finally released this year’s May/June WASSCE results.
The long awaited results were released earlier today at a conference by the examining body.
Speaking at a press briefing held today at its corporate office in Yaba, Lagos, Head of National Office, Nigeria, Mr. Olu Adenipekun said the performance results recorded this year, was an improvement from the last two years.
According to Adenipekun, 59.22% passed English Language and Mathematics.
“A total of 923,486 (nine hundred and twenty-three thousand four hundred and eighty-six) candidates, representing 59.22%, obtained a minimum of credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics,” he said.
He went further to say that 214,952 candidates results, representing 13.79% results of the candidates that wrote the exams were withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice, which are under investigations.
Mr. Adenipekun said a total of 1,559,162 candidates sat for the examination.
He added: “Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 1,471,151 (One Million Four Hundred and Seventy One Thousand One Hundred and Fifty One) candidates, representing 94.36% have their results fully processed and released, while 95,734 (ninety-five thousand seven hundred and thirty-four) candidates, representing 5.64% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
“Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released subsequently.
May/June 2017 WASSCE Result Breakdown
From the analysis of the results supplied by Mr. Adenipekun, a total 1,490,356 (one million four hundred and ninety thousand three hundred and fifty-six) candidates, representing 95.59% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects.
“1,436,024 (one million four hundred and thirty-six thousand twenty-four) candidates, representing 92.44% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects.
“1,357,193 (one million three hundred and fifty-seven thousand one hundred and ninety-three) candidates, representing 87.05% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects.
“1,243,772 (one million two hundred and forty-three thousand seven hundred and seventy-two) candidates, representing 79.77% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects.
“1,084,214 (one million eighty-four thousand two hundred and fourteen) candidates, representing 69.54% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.”
How to check the May/June 2017 WASSCE Result
Candidates can check their results on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org within the next few hours. The result checker PIN and Serial Number are contained on the flip side of the candidates’ CIVAMPENS Card issued to all candidates by WAEC.