August 05, 2016

WAEC releases May/June 2016 results; posts over 50% pass

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has released the 2016 May/June results. It was released today August 5, 2016.

The examination body said it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89% of those who took the examinations. According to Olu Adenipekun, Head of Nigeria National Office, the action was due to examination malpractice.

He said, “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.”

WAEC said of the 1,552,758 students who sat for the exams, 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97 percent, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English and Mathematics.

“A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70 per cent obtained six credits and above, 1,167,484 candidates, representing 75.60 per cent obtained five credits and above. While 1,282,204 candidates, representing 83.03 per cent obtained credit and above in four subjects.

“1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72 per cent obtained credit and above in three subjects, 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16 per cent obtained credit and above in two subjects.”

WAEC Nigeria announced on it's Twitter page that the malpractice cases were being investigated and reports of the investigation would be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council.

The body also said subsequently, that the committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.

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