The West African Examinations Council on Tuesday in Katsina announced the release of the 2017 WASSCE results for private candidates, revealing that a total of 34,664 candidates obtained credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.
The figure represents 26.01 per cent of the 133,223 candidates that sat for the examinations in Nigeria. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2015 and 2016 was 28.59 per cent and 38.50 per cent, respectively.
The Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, made the announcement at a press conference, which was also called to announce the 55th annual general meeting of the council’s Nigeria National Committee holding in Katsina.
Adenipekun stated that the exam was conducted in the five-member countries of WAEC from August 15 to October 4, 2017.
Giving a breakdown of the result, the WAEC boss said, “A total of 135,945, candidates registered for the examination, out of which 133,223 candidates sat for the examination. Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 67,279 were male and 65,944 were female, representing 50.50per cent and 49.50 per cent, respectively.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 131,485 candidates, representing 98.70 per cent, have their results fully processed and released, while 1,738 candidates, representing 1.30 per cent, have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or taking the examination. Such errors are being corrected by the council to enable the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released subsequently.
“Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 111,763 candidates, representing 85.89 per cent, obtained credits and above in two subjects; 98,506 candidates, representing 73.94 per cent, obtained credits and above in three subjects; 83,256 candidates, representing 62.49 per cent, obtained credits and above in four subjects; 65,483 candidates, representing 49.15 per cent, obtained credits and above in five subjects; 46,824 candidates, representing 35.14 per cent, obtained credits and above in six subjects.”