- Many Nigeria secondary school students failed the last WASSCE
- The results of the examination released by WAEC on Tuesday, April 6, confirmed this
- Not up to 50% of students who wrote the exam got credits and above
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Generally, results for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2021 released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is nothing to write home about.
According to Patrick Areghan, the national head of WAEC in Nigeria, out of the 7,289 candidates who wrote the examination, only 2,938 of them (just 40.31%) got credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects with or without English Language and Mathematics, The Nation reports.
Areghan also revealed that 2,195 candidates representing 30.11% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Speaking further, the WAEC boss in the country disclosed:
“Of this number, One Thousand and Seventy-Four (1,074) i.e. 48.93 percent were male candidates, while One Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-One (1,121) i.e. 51.07 percent were female candidates.
"The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 and 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 26.08 percent and 32.23 percent respectively. Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 2.12 percent in performance in this regard.”
Moreover, Vanguard reports that a total of 23 candidates with different degrees of physical challenges were registered for the examination.
Earlier, WAEC had announced that private candidates who sat for the 2021-First Series WASSCE would see their results on Tuesday.
The examination body made the announcement via its official Twitter handle, on Monday night, April 5.
“Breaking: Results of candidates that sat for the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2021-First Series will be released tomorrow. Details loading.''
Source: Legit Nigeria