- The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released results for the November/December exercise
- WAEC revealed that a total of 33,304 candidates had credit in five subjects including Mathematics and English
- The council added that the results of 9,457 candidates were withheld
A total of 33,304 candidates passed with credit in the mandatory five subjects, including Mathematics and English, in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE ) in Nigeria.
This was made known by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) which released results of the exercise on Friday, November 15.
The council, through Olu Adenipekun, head of the Nigeria national office, said it also withheld the results of 9,457 candidates.
The Nation reports that Adenipekun, who spoke in Lagos, said 94, 884 candidates took part in the examination.
He said 35.10% of the candidates passed in the five compulsory subjects and above.
In comparison, 35.64% passed the same five subjects in 2019.
Legit.ng reports that WAEC earlier released the May/June 2019 results with Adenipekun announcing that 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.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of WAEC has approved sanctions on all established cases of examination malpractices by senior secondary schools and candidates.
NEC noted that the sanction would be meted on the offenders as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the council’s examinations.
The committee approved that the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases of malpractices be cancelled.
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