WAEC releases WASSCE results, says 44.29% scored credit in five subject

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Forty-four per cent of candidates who wrote the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates in last year’s Second Series recorded Credits in five subjects, including English and Mathematics.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), which announced the release of the results yesterday, said 80,904 candidates wrote the examination.

In a statement by the Acting Head of the examination body’s Public Affairs, Moyosola Adesina, on behalf of the Head of National Office, Dr. Josiah Dangut, WAEC listed the percentage of successful candidates in the examination.

The council noted that the percentage of candidates in this category in WASSCE for Private Candidates 2021 and 2022 – Second Series, that is, those who obtained Credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 48.61 per cent and 42.16 per cent.

It said there was a marginal increase of 2.13 per cent in the candidates’ performance.

WAEC also said 57.19 per cent of the candidates obtained Credit and above in a minimum of five subjects with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.

The council said the results of 7,192 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent of the total number that sat the examination, were being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

“Candidates may check their results by visiting www.waecdirect.org and ascertain their status before visiting the Digithttps://certrequest.waec.ng/,” WAEC saidal Certificate platform (www.waec.org) to access the digital copies of their certificates, which have been released along with their results.

“Candidates may also be required to apply for the printing of the hard copies of their certificates, online, through the WAEC Certificate Request Portal (e-Certman) website:


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