….9,457 Candidates involve in examination malpractice
…97,080 candidates registered, while 94,884 candidates sat for the examination
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria, has released the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2019-Second Series which took from August 29 to October 2, 2019.
The Head of National Office, WAEC, Nigeria, Mr. Olu Adenipekun announced the release of the results on Friday.
According to Adenipekun, a total of 97,080 candidates registered for the examination in Nigeria, out of which 94,884 candidates sat the examination.
He said, “I also wish to report that a total of 110 candidates with varying degrees of special needs registered for the examination.
“Out of this number, 38 were visually challenged; 15 had impaired hearing; 12 had low vision; Three were spastic cum mentally challenged, and Eight were physically challenged.
“ 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.
“Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination in Nigeria, 47,237 were male while 47,647 were female, representing 49.78per cent and 50.22per cent respectively.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 91,225 candidates, representing 96.14per cent have their results fully processed and released while 3,659 candidates representing 3.86per cent have a few of their subjects still being processed. Such results will however be speedily processed and released within the next one week”, the WAEC head said.
The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the 94,884 candidates that sat the examination, 49,679 candidates representing 52.36per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics; out of which 24,354 were male
and 25,325 were female representing 49.02per cent and 50.98per cent respectively; 33,304 candidates representing 35.10per cent obtained credits and above in minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics; Out of which 16, 431 were male and 16, 873 were female representing 49.34per cent and 50.66per cent respectively.
9,457 candidates were reported to have been involved in one form of examination malpractice or the other. This number represents 9.74% of the total candidature for the examination. Their cases will be presented to the appropriate Committee of Council and the decision of the Council on their cases will be communicated to the affected candidates within the shortest possible time.
Candidates who sat the examination are now free to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org. The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by candidates to check their results online are contained on the candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.
Adenipekun also stated that the examination took place in the five member countries of the Council from August 29, 2019 to October 2, 2019. 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 (3) essay papers which included Economics 2, Commerce 2 and Civic Education 2.
He therefore revealed that 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.
“Therefore, 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. Details of the simple procedures will be made available to the public shortly”.
While expressing profound gratitude to all the supervisors, invigilators, custodians, examiners and other ad-hoc personnel for their support and commitment towards the successful conduct of the examination and marking of scripts, Adenipekun said, “Our sincere thanks also go to the Federal and State Ministries of Education, and to the Nigeria Police and other Security Agencies for their support and cooperation during the conduct of the examination. We are equally grateful to schools that availed the Council the use of their facilities for various activities of the Council despite their other commitments”.
He also commend and thank the staff of the Council, whose sacrifices, dedication and commitment to duty contributed immensely to the successes recorded during the conduct, marking, processing and the release of the results of the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019-Second Series in Nigeria, within the period of time the Council promised its stakeholders.