The West African Examination Council (WAEC), on Wednesday released its WASSCE results for private candidates in the 2018 November/December Examination, recording 60 per cent failure.
Head, Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun, announcing the results in Calabar disclosed that 39, 557 candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics in the last West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in the country.
Adenipekun, said the figure represents 35.99 per cent of 109, 902 candidates that sat the examination.
He also disclosed that 63, 037 candidates representing 57.36 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (i.e. with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.)
Adenipekun, who addressed reporters in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, said the WASSCE for private candidates 2018-Second Series took place in the five members’ countries from August 14, 2018 to October 4, 2018.
He said a total of 112, 567 candidates registered for the examination in Nigeria, out of which 109, 902 sat for the examination.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination 107, 749 candidates have their results fully processed and released while 2, 153 candidates have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently,” he said.
He also disclosed that a total 138 candidates with varying degrees of special needs registered for the examination, and all of them were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination.
He said of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination in Nigeria, 54, 378 were male, while 55, 524 were female.
The WAEC boss commended the staff of the Council, whose sacrifices, dedication and commitment to duty contributed immensely to the successes recorded during the conduct, marking, processing and release of the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018-Second Series in Nigeria, within the period of time the Council promised its stakeholders.