The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released results of the West African Senior School Certificates (WASSCE) 2020, where a number of one million three thousand six hundred and sixty eight (1,0003, 668) candidates, representing 65.24 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects English Language and Mathematics.
This was disclosed by the WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan at a press conference on Monday.
He said the percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for school candidates in 2019, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects including English language and mathematics, was 64.18 per cent. Thus there is a marginal 1.06 per cent improvement in performance in this regard.
Of total number of one million five hundred and thirty eight thousand four hundred and forty-five (1,538,445) candidates that sat the examination, 780,660 were males while 757, 785 were females representing 50.74 percent and 49.26 per cent respectively.
Areghan, said eighty one thousand seven hundred and eighteen candidates representing five point three one percent have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates
He said the analysis on the statistics of the performance of candidates show that, out of the one million five hundred and thirty eight thousand, four hundred and forty five candidates that sat the examination, one million three hundred and thirty eight thousand three hundred and forty eight candidates representing eighty six point nine nine percent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects with or without English Language or Mathematics
The HNO said the Council was also pleased to announce that the examination was also conducted in Chibok local Government area of Borno state for the first time in six years since the abduction of over two hundred school girls in the area by insurgents.
He said results of two hundred and fifteen thousand, one hundred and fourty nine candidates representing thirteen point nine eight percent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination are being held in connection to with various reported cases of examination mapractices.
Areghan also commended parents, stakeholders, and the Lagos state government for their supports and efforts at putting in place online facilities, lessons, provision of learning outlets, that prepare students adequately for the examinations as well as ensuring they observed COVID 19 safety protocols, saying it brought out the best from candidates.
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