Following weeks of anxious wait by candidates who took part in 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by The West African Examinations Council, the body has finally released the results of the exercise.
Recall that the exercise took place from March 27, 2018 to June 1, 2018, but ended in Nigeria in May, 15, 2018.
A total of 786,016 candidates representing 49.98 per cent of the total number that sat for the examination obtained credits and above in five subjects, including English and Mathematics.
Commenting on the development at the WAEC training and Testing Centre, Ogba, Lagos Mainland, the Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, the percentage was a decline from that of 2017 and 2016, which was 59.22% and 52.97%, respectively.
He added that out of a total of 1,578,846 candidates that registered for the examination from 17,886 recognised secondary schools, only 1,572,396 candidates sat for the examination. “Of the total that sat for the examination, 823,424 were male and 748,972 were female, representing 52.36% and 47.63%, respectively,” he said.
Giving the analysis, Adenipekun said a total of 1,213,244 candidates, representing 76.84% obtained credit and above in any five subjects without English language and Mathematics.
However, 858,424 candidates, representing 54.59%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English but without Mathematics.
Meanwhile, candidates can check the details of their performance on the council’s result website: www.waecdirect.org.