Withholds 214,952 results
By Martin Paul Abuja Th e West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has announced the release of the May/June 2017 West African Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE) results. Th e council said on its Twitter account yesterday that the results of 94.36 per cent of the 1,471,151 candidates that sat for the examination were released. It added that of that number, 923,486 candidates, representing 59.22 per cent, obtained minimum number of credits in fi ve subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
It advised the candidates to use the result checker PIN and Serial Number on the CIVAMPENS Card issued to them WAEC said 1,567,016 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 1,559,162 sat for it. “Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the exam, 1,471,151 representing 94.36% have their results fully processed and released”. It said 95,734 candidates, representing 5.64 per cent, had a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates. “ A total of 1,490,356 candidates representing 95.59 per cent obtained credits and above in two subjects while 1,436,024 candidates representing 92.44 per cent obtained credit and above in three subject,” WAEC said. WAEC also said 1,357,193 candidates representing 87.05% obtained credits and above in four subjects and 1,243,772 candidates representing 79.77% obtained credits and above in fi ve subjects.
“Also 1,084,214 candidates, representing 69.54 per cent obtained credits and above in six subjects”. “In the same way, 923,486 candidates, representing 59.22per cent, obtained minimum of credits in 5 subjects & above, including English Language and Mathematics”. Th e council said 214,952 candidates results representing 13.79 per cent are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of exam malpractice. “Th e cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations would be presented to the NEC in due course for consideration and decisions would also be communicated to the aff ected candidates through