In a recent development, the West African Examination Council board has announced that 1,003,668 candidates out of 1,538,445 students that sat for the 2020 WASSCE examination – representing about 65.24%, obtained at least a credit pass in a minimum of five subjects, that includes English and Mathematics.
This is according to a press release by the WAEC and verified by mjeducational .
What you should know
We had earlier reported that WAEC is set to release the 2020 SSCE result today being November 2, 2020.
The latest figure indicates a marginal improvement of 1.06% when compared to the WASSCE 2019 results, where only 64.18% of the candidates that sat for the examinations recorded a minimum of a credit pass in English and Mathematics.
Further breakdown of the result for the 2020 examination showed that, out of the over 1.3 million that recorded a minimum credit pass in English and Mathematics, 506,529 were female candidates representing about 50.47%, while 479,139 were male candidates.
1,538,445 candidates sat for the examinations out of 1,549,740 students that registered, indicating 99.3% turn out.
Out of the 1,538,445 that sat for the examinations, 780,660 were male students (50.74%), while 757,785 were female candidates (49.26%).
19,129 recognized secondary schools in Nigeria participated in the examinations
1,456,727 candidates representing 94.69% of the candidates that sat for the examinations have their results fully processed.
1,338,348 candidates representing 86.99% obtained a minimum of credits in any five subjects with or without English and/or Mathematics.
The result of 215,149 candidates (about 13.98%) that sat for the examination has been withheld, in connection to various reported cases of examination malpractice, which is currently being investigated.
He added; “81,718 candidates, representing 5.31% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates. Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released, subsequently.”