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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing Management
200Level, Nigeria.

The Nigerian office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2019- First Series which was conducted in January/February.

Releasing the result in the conference hall of the council’ Yaba office on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office (HNO) disclosed that a total of 11,721 (Eleven Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-One) candidates sat for the first diet in 2018 while for the 2019 diet, 12,202 candidates registered for the examination which ended on Monday, February 4, 2019.

According to the HNO, a total of 12,202 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 11,892 candidates sat the examination, adding that 6,180 were males while 5,712 were female, representing 52% and 48% respectively.

He added: “Eleven Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty-Six (11,686) candidates, representing 98.27% have their results fully processed and released, while two Hundred and Six (206) candidates representing 1.73% 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”.

However, he announced that such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable affected candidates to get their results fully processed and subsequently released.

Other details of the result showed that 8,782 candidates representing 75.15% obtained credit and above in two subjects while 7,332 candidates representing 62.74% obtained credit and above in three subjects.

Adenipekun further informed that 5,850 candidates representing 50.06% obtained credit and above in four subjects just as 4,314 candidates representing 36.28% obtained credit and above in five subjects.

“A total of 3,102 candidates representing 26.08% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and General Mathematics.

“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018 – First Series was 17.5%.

“The results of 376 candidates, representing 3.16% of the total candidature for the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council in due course for consideration. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates,” the WAEC boss stated.

He advised candidates who sat the examination to start checking the details of their performance on the Council’s results website www.waecdirect.org.

Source: https://www.independent.ng/waec-releases-wassce-january-results-2/

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