- WAEC has released the result of the 2020 WASSCE
- This was announced on Monday, February 15, by the WAEC head of national office, Patrick Areghan
- Areghan said that 9.02% of the total number of the candidates who took the exam have their results being withheld
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that 39.82% made credits in five subjects including Mathematics and English in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates 2020 (second series).
The Nation reports that the commission's head of national office, Patrick Areghan also announced the opening of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates three months behind schedule.
Legit.ng gathered that while announcing the release of the WASSCE for private candidates 2020, on Monday, February 15, Areghan said the result was an improvement in performance in the examination in the last two years.
“Twenty Four Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety One (24,491) candidates representing 39.82% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics."
He said out of the 61,509 candidates who took the examination, 5,548 (9.02%) have their results being withheld because of alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
Areghan also explained that the 66,375 candidates registered for the examination represented a 31.63 per cent in decline for enrolment in the examination, which he said was due to COVID-19.
Speaking on why the registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates just opened, Areghan attributed the delay to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the deadline for the registration of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2021 was January 29.
It was reported that this was disclosed by the WAEC head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, who confirmed that the report from its zonal WAEC office, Benin City, Edo state that announced the deadline for this year’s WASSCE was true.
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