WAEC/GCE results hit record mass failure

THE West African Examination Council, WAEC, has said that the November/December 2013 examination which it conducted was characterised by mass failure.

It also said the performance, compared to the November/December 2011 and 2012 WASSCE (Private), represented a decline, adding that 38,260 results, representing 12.88%, are being withheld in connection with

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examination malpractice.

Announcing the release of the results yesterday in Lagos, Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Charles Egurudu said 308,217 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 296,827, consisting of 163,659 male and 133,168 female, sat for the examination.

He said: “Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 120,115 candidates (40.46%), obtained six credits and above; 161,721 (54.48%) obtained five credits and above.
“198,832 (66.98 %) obtained credits and above in 4 subjects, while 230,325 (77.59%) obtained credits and above in three subjects. 256,500 candidates (86.41%) obtained credits and above in two subjects.

“However, 86,612 candidates (29.17%), obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

“Based on this, when compared to the November/December 2011 and 2012 WASSCE (Private), there is a marked decline in candidates’ performance.
“299,784 candidates, (97.26%) have their results fully released, while 8,433 (2.74%) have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and cyber cafes in the course of registration or writing the examination.

Read more: Vanguard

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