…Withholds 7,871candidates’ results over exam malpractices
The West Africa Examination Council on Friday released the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) For Private Candidates, 2022- Second Series with the results of 7,871, representing 10.72 percent of the total candidature being withheld for further investigation in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.
Patrick E. Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC in a press statement, said that out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination 72,265 candidates, representing 98.42 percent, have their results fully processed and released.
In contrast, 1,159 candidates, representing 1.58 percent, have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates.
Areghan while giving a detailed statistics of the result disclosed that of the 73,424 candidates that sat the examination, 42,405 candidates representing 57.75 percent, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics)
According to him, 30,954 candidates representing 42.16 percent, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
He observed that the percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2021 who obtained credit and above in a minimum of 5 subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 48.61 percent. Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 6.45 percent in the performance over that of 2021.
Areghan further said that a total of 15,070, representing 48.69 percent were male candidates, while 15,884 representing 51.31 percent were female candidates.
Details from the head of the WAEC Nigeria show that 143 candidates had varying degrees of special needs while 44 were visually challenged, 16 had impaired hearing, 19 were Albinos and 9 were physically challenged.
All these candidates were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination.
Areghan lauded the Federal Government, Security Agencies, the Nigeria Administrative & Finance Committee of WAEC, Staff, Supervisors, Invigilators, Custodians, Examiners, the Mass media, other Ad-hoc personnel and, indeed, all other stakeholders for their contributions towards the successful conduct of the examination, marking of scripts and release of the result of the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2022- Second Series in Nigeria..