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Error delays some WASSCE results

The results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2021-First Series has been released.

The Head of National Office of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan announced the release of results in Lagos.

He explained that the First series of the WAEC examination for Private candidate that always takes place at the beginning of the year was introduced in 2018 in WAEC member countries to help private candidates seeking admission into tertary institutions to get the required papers they required for their admission early enough in the year rather than wait for the WASSCE for private candidates later in the year.

He said that out of the Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine (7,289) candidates that sat the examination, Two Thousand One Hundred and Ninety-Five (2,195) candidates representing 30.11%obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

He stressed that out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, Seven Thousand One Hundred and Seventy-Four (7,174)candidates, representing 98.42% have their results fully processed and released while One Hundred and Fifteen (115) candidates, representing 1.58% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates.

He however, gave the assurance that efforts were being made to complete the processing required to enable all the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released.

Giving analysis of candidates performance in this year’s examination compared to that of last year, the WAEC boss in Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Areghan said that there was a marginal decrease of 2.12 percent in the number of candidates that obtained credit and above in a minimum of five credits and above including English language and Mathematics this year compared to that of last year.

He however, pointed out that the number of candidates that had five credits, including English Language and Mathematics might not necessarily be a basis for judging the level of performance in the examination because the examination was more or less a remedial one as some candidates might just need only a paper or two apart from English Language or Mathematics to remedy their admission deficiencies.

Our correspondent quotes the Mr. Areghan as saying that the results of Five Hundred and Ninety-Nine (599) candidates, representing 8.22% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2021-First Series was conducted between February 15, 2021 and March 11, 2021.

Kikelomo Ifekoya

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