A complete of 66,497 out of the 172,699 candidates who sat for the West African Senior College Certificates Examination for personal candidates this yr recorded 5 credit and above in 5 topics, together with Arithmetic and English Language.
Solely 4 candidates out of the 19 visually-challenged candidates who sat for the examination obtained credit in 5 topics, together with English Language and Arithmetic.
The Head of Nationwide Workplace of the council, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, mentioned this on Friday whereas saying the discharge of the leads to Lagos.
Adenipekun, who mentioned the council would quickly start holding the examination twice in a yr, mentioned the consequence was an enchancment on the 2014 and 2015 examinations.
“A complete of 66,497 candidates, representing 38.50 per cent, obtained credit in 5 topics and above, together with English Language and Arithmetic.
“The proportion of candidates that obtained 5 credit and above, together with English Language and Arithmetic within the WASSCE for personal candidates in 2014 and 2015, was 29.37 per cent and 20.59 per cent respectively.
“Plans to conduct a second food plan of the examination is already at a complicated stage of approval. It might be potential subsequent yr,” he mentioned.
Out of the 172,699 candidates who registered for the examination, Adenipekun mentioned 1,210 candidates, representing zero.69 per cent, have a number of of their outcomes nonetheless being processed as a result of errors.
He added that the errors have been being corrected to allow the candidates to get their full outcomes.
Nonetheless, the HNO mentioned the outcomes of 13,488 candidates, representing 7.81 per cent, have been being withheld in reference to varied circumstances of examination malpractice.
“For the Might/June examination, we work with faculties and help them to guarantee that the biometric and bio knowledge of the pupils are correctly captured and uploaded.
“However with non-public candidates, they must entry our portal individually and add their bio knowledge.
“Among the candidates, out of tension, will rush to reply the questions with out writing their names and examination numbers.
We’ll proceed to teach the candidates such that the errors are lowered, ” he mentioned.