The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday released the results for the 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The examinations body announced that a total of 137,295 results, representing 8.89% of the candidates who took the examinations were withheld.
According to Olu Adenipekun, Head, Nigeria National Office, the results were withheld due to examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration,” he said.
The exams body said that of the 1, 552, 758 students who sat for the May/June exams, 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97 per cent, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70 per cent obtained six credits and above, 1,167,484 candidates, representing 75.60 per cent obtained five credits and above. While 1,282,204 candidates, representing 83.03 per cent obtained credit and above in four subjects,” it said.
“1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72 per cent obtained credit and above in three subjects, 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16 per cent obtained credit and above in two subjects,” he added.
In an announcement on its Twitter page on Friday, WAEC Nigeria stated that the malpractice cases were being investigated and reports of the investigation would be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course adding that committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools subsequently.
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