Breaking News: WAEC releases results, says 53% passed


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The West African Examinations Council
has officially announced the release of
the May/June 2016 West African
Senior School Certificate Examination
(WASSCE) results.
Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, the Head of National Office
(HNO), Mr. Isaac Adenipekun, said that
a total of 1,552,758 candidates
registered for the examination, out of
which 1,544,234 sat for the exam.
He said that 825,650, representing 53.5% were male while 718,585,
representing 46.5% were female.
In a breakdown of the results, a total
of 1,393,907 candidates, representing
90.26% have their results fully
released while 158,718 candidates, representing 9.74% have a few of
their subjects still being processed due
to some errors mainly traceable to the
candidates and schools in the course
of registration or writing the
examination. Such errors are being corrected by the
Council to enable the affected
candidates get their results fully
processed and released subsequently.
A total of 878,040 candidates,
representing 52.97%, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including
English Language and Mathematics.
The HNO added that there was a
significant improvement in the
performance of candidates when
compared with the results of 2014 and 2015 examinations.
Speaking on the performance of blind
candidates, Mr. Adenipekun, said that
133 visually challenged candidates
registered for and sat for the
examination from which 23 candidates, representing 17.29% got
credits in 5 subjects, including English
Language and Mathematics.
He further stated that candidates will
be able to check their results on the
Council’s website within the next 24 hours.