- The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday, July 26, released the May/June 2019 results
- WAEC's Head of National Office (HNO) Olu Adenipekun, said that 1,020,519 candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects
- Adenipekun also said that 180, 205 results were withheld over cases of examination malpractice
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the May/June 2019 results. The examination body revealed this on Friday, July 26, to journalists.
The news was confirmed by the examination body’s public relations officer, Demian Ejijiogu, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
According to WAEC's Head of National Office (HNO) Olu Adenipekun, 1,596161 candidates registered for the examination from 18,639 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria.
Adenipekun also revealed that a total of 1,020,519 candidates who sat for the 2019 May/June WASSCE for schools obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
He went on to say that of the number of candidates who registered for the examination, 1,590,173 sat for the examination which was also administered to some candidates from some schools in Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire and Equatirial Guinea, where Nigerian curriculum for the senior secondary school was used.
Even more, WAEC's HNO said that 1,309,570 candidates also obtained credits and above in a minimum of any five subjects, with or without English Language and or mathematics, adding that 180, 205 results were withheld over cases of examination malpractice.
The HNO said that 1,468,071 candidates who sat for the examination had their results fully processed and released while 122,102 others had a few of their subjects still being processed.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that WAEC had said that result of its the 2019 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates would be released "within the next 24 hours".
This was contained in a statement signed by Ojijeogu and made available via the council's official Facebook page in the early hours of Thursday, July 25.
Thus, the 2019 WASSCE results, according to the statement, will be available latest by Friday, July 26.
According to the statement:"Candidates who are not indebted to the council will be able to access and check their results online, using the results checker pin on their smart identity cards used during the conduct of the examination."
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