Waec has announced the release of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates, 2019 – First Series This was announced by the Head of the Nigeria National Office Olu Adenipekun during a public briefing on Tuesday at the WAEC National Office in Yaba, Lagos.
It was gathered that 12,202 candidates registered for the examination out of which 11,892 candidates sat for the examination. Of the number of candidates that sat for the examination, 6,180 were male and 5,712 were female, representing 52 and 48 per cent respectively.
Interm of performance, a total of 3,102 candidates, representing 26.08 per cent, obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and General Mathematics. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018 – First Series was 17.5 per cent.
A further break down shows that, a total of 8,782 candidates, representing 75.15 per cent, obtained credit and above in two subjects; 7,332 candidates, representing 62.74 per cent, obtained credit and above in three subjects; 5,850 candidates, representing 50.06 per cent, obtained credit and above in four subjects; and 4,314 candidates, representing 36.28 per cent, obtained credit and above in five subjects.
About 376 candidates, representing 3.16 per cent of the total candidature for the examination, have their results withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice. The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course for consideration. The committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates.