The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has announced the release of the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for Private Candidates, 2019-Second Series.
Olu Adenipekun, Head of the Nigeria Office, WAEC, announced the results at the examination body’s national office in Yaba, Lagos, on Friday.
The results showed that 33,304 candidates, representing 35.10 per cent obtained credits and above in minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
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Giving data of candidates for the 2019 results on gender basis, he said, “16, 431 were male and 16, 873 were female, representing 49.34% and 50.66% respectively.”
The examination, which took place in the five member countries of the council from August 29, 2019 to October 2, 2019, recorded a total of 97,080 candidates in Nigeria, out of which 94,884 candidates sat for the examination.
He added, “The Coordination of Examiners and Marking of Candidates Scripts took place at 10 venues in Nigeria. In addition, two venues were used for the electronic marking of three essay papers which included Economics 2, Commerce 2 and Civic Education 2.”
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According to him, “Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination in Nigeria, 47,237 were male while 47,647 were female, representing 49.78% and 50.22% respectively.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 91,225 candidates, representing 96.14% have their results fully processed and released while 3,659 candidates representing 3.86% have a few of their subjects still being processed. Such results will however be speedily processed and released within the next one week.”
Adenipekun disclosed further that a total of 110 special candidates registered for the examination.
“Out of this number, 38 were visually challenged; 15 had impaired hearing; 12 had low vision; threewere spastic cum mentally challenged, and eight were physically challenged.
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“All these candidates with special needs were adequately provided for in the administration of the examination. The results of these candidates have been fully processed and released along with those of other candidates, “he added.
He advised candidates to go online to check the results, saying the council in Nigeria has perfected its Electronic Certificate Management System; an online portal being deployed to enable private candidates request for their certificates online.
Adenipekun said beginning with the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019-Second Series, the collection of certificates would be based on requests by candidates online via the Electronic Certificate Management System platform.
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