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WAEC Releases May/June 2016 WASSCE Results

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The West African Examinations Council has officially announced the release of the May/June 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results.

Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, the Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Isaac Adenipekun, said that a total of 1,552,758 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 1,544,234 sat for the exam.

He said that 825,650, representing 53.5% were male while 718,585, representing 46.5% were female.

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In a breakdown of the results, a total of 1,393,907 candidates, representing 90.26% have their results fully released while 158,718 candidates, representing 9.74% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and schools in the course of registration or writing the examination.

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Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently.

A total of 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

The HNO added that there was a significant improvement in the performance of candidates when compared with the results of 2014 and 2015 examinations.

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Speaking on the performance of blind candidates, Mr. Adenipekun, said that 133 visually challenged candidates registered for and sat for the examination from which 23 candidates, representing 17.29% got credits in 5 subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

He further stated that candidates will be able to check their results on the Council’s website within the next 24 hours.




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