616, 370 candidates, representing 38.65% out of 1,593,442 that took the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) obtained five credits and above with English and Mathematics included, the examination body announced at its Yaba, Lagos headquarters.
Students could get details of their results at the website of WAEC.
Giving a breakdown of the results officially released, the head of the National Office, Mr. Charles Eguridu said, results from 13 states were withheld over non-payment of examination fees by the state governments. The results would be released when the candidates’ registration fees are paid, Eguridu said, adding that 118, 101 results were withheld for various examination infractions.
The results for 2015 recorded a slight improvement from those of 2013 and 2014. Eguridu said in 2013, 639,760 candidates representing 38.30% passed with five credits in English and Mathematics included, while in 2014, 529,425 candidates representing 31.28% passed with five credits or more with English and Mathematics included.
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