BREAKING!! WAEC Records Best Result In Ten Years, Withholds 214,952 Results

Precisely 59.22 per cent of 1,559,192 candidates, who wrote the May/June 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) made credits in five subjects, including english and mathematics, it was learnt yesterday.

Announcing the results at the WAEC headquarters in Lagos, the Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Olu Adenipekun said the performance was a significant improvement to last year’s 52.97 per cent and 2015, which was 38.68 per cent.

“There has been a significant improvement
and it is our hope that this will continue and
not just be a fluke. We hope schools will take
advantage of this to prepare students better
for the examination,” he said.

The HNO said the council would conduct
examinations for private candidates twice in a
year from next year.

Adenipekun, however, said two categories of
candidates will have to wait for some of their
results either to be released or cancelled.

Results of candidates in the first group (95,734) are still being processed because of errors traceable to them and 214,952 others are investigated for examination malpractices.

“The results of 214,952 candidates, representing 13.79 per cent 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 through their schools,” he said.

Adenipekun said WAEC was able to achieve
its Project 60 target of releasing results 60
days after examination, owing to improved ICT

He added that the council would work towards
even earlier releases in future.

“We came up with Project 60, a self-imposed
time limit for candidates to wait for release of
result after the examination. We are hoping to
be able to release the result even faster. We
are looking at 45 days next time,” he said.

Regarding the conduct of two separate examinations for private candidates yearly, Adenipekun said the decision was taken at 65th Annual Council Meeting of WAEC member countries in Abuja in March.

“I am happy to inform you that the Nigeria
National Office of the council has concluded
arrangements to commence the conduct of
the additional diet of the WASSCE for private
candidates from January/February, 2018,” he

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