Improved Performance for 2016 WASSCE Exam
The organizing body for external exams in west africa, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has just released results of students who sat for the 2016 Nov/Dec West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates.
After collating all the results, it has been observed that a total of 66,497 which is about 38.50 per cent of the 172,699 candidates that sat for the examination obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics, which is the minimum criteria for admission for higher education.
The results were announced by Mr. Olu Adenipekun, the Head of National Office (HNO) of the council, on Friday where he remarked that this years result was an improvement from previous years with 2014 and 2015 recording 29.37 per cent and 20.59 per cent respectively.
Still on the statistics of the exams he stated that 175,699 which is 99.31 per cent of the 176,621 registered candidates had their results fully processed and released, while 1,210 candidates which is 0.69 per cent have a few of their subjects still being processed.
The reason for the delay in processing was attributed to errors mainly traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
He commended teachers and schools for their participation and urged students to check their results on the WAEC official website.