WAEC records another mass failure, withholds 145,795 results

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HEAD of National Office of the West African Examinations Council(WAEC), Mr. Charles Eguridu, has announced the release of the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

Addressing newsmen at the WAEC National office in Lagos, Eguridu disclosed that a total number of 1,705,976 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 1,692,435 candidates, consisting of 929,075 male and 763,360 female candidates sat for the examination.

According to his analysis, out of 1,692,435 candidates that sat for the examination, a total number of 529,425 candidates, representing 31.28 per cent obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

schools_waec“This figure, when compared to the 2012 and 2013 May/June WASSCE diets, shows a marginal decline in the performance of candidates. In May/June 2012 WASSCE, 38.81 per cent of candidates obtained five credits and above including English language and Mathematics. In 2013, the percentage declined to 36.57…

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