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25,008 candidates pass, 12,736 fail WASSCE

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ABOUT 25,008 candidates representing 48.61 per cent of the 52, 973 registered candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics in the second 2021 edition of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, otherwise known as General Certificate Examination.

  Of this number, 12, 272 were male candidates while 12,736 were female candidates.

  Head of Nigeria’s Office of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Patrick Areghan gave the figure while releasing the result in Abuja, today.

  Results of 3,968 candidates, representing 7.71 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

  According to him, the examination was written from November 12, 2021, to

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 by a total of 51,444 candidates out of 52, 973 registered candidates.

  “25,008 candidates representing 48.61 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, of this number, 12, 272 were male candidates, while 12,736 were female candidates.  There is an encouraging 8.79 per cent improvement in performance in the last examination,” he said.

  Areghan also said the non-availability of the National Identification Number (NIN) will not stop candidates from sitting for the May/June 2021 examination.

  Comparing the results with that of the 2019 and 2020 results, reghan said those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, in the 2019 and 2020 examination were 35.99 per cent and 39.82 per cent, respectively.

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