A total of 3,892 candidates representing 32.23 per cent obtained credit in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and General Mathematics in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE ).
Announcing the results, Head of Nigeria National Office (HNO) for WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, said a total of 12,395 candidates registered for the examination, but 12,075 sat for the examination, made up of 6,331 males and 5,744 females, representing 52 per cent and 47.57 per cent respectively.
He 11,816 candidates, representing 97.86 per cent had their results fully processed and released while 259 candidates, representing 2.14 per cent had few of their subjects being processed due to errors traceable to candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
Adenipekun said the analysis of the statistics of candidates’ performance showed that 9,438 candidates, representing 78.16 per cent obtained credit and above in two subjects; 8,125 (67.29 per cent) obtained credit and above in three subjects; 6,713 candidates (55.59 per cent) credit and above in four subjects. The HNO said 5,251 candidates, representing 43.49 per cent obtained credit and above in five subjects he said.
Adenipekun recalled that the WASSCE for private candidates started in 2018 with a total of 11, 721 candidates, notingthat the examination has grown from strength to strength he said.
He the Council in Nigeria has perfected its Electronic Certificate Management System, an online gateway being sent to empower private competitors demand for their testaments on the web.
He said the coordination of inspectors and stamping of contents occurred from February 15 to 28 at three checking scenes in Abeokuta, Kaduna and Enugu.