WAEC Releases May / June 2010 / 2011 Results
The West African Examination Council WAEC has released the results of the recently concluded May/June 2010/2011 examination results.
Only 42 per cent of students, which represents 677,007 candidates of the 1,351,557 candidates that sat for the May-June 2010 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), obtained five credits and above, the Head of Nigeria National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Iyi Uwadiae, said in Lagos on Thursday.
Mr Uwadiae said only 534,841 candidates obtained six credits and above in the examination, while 337,071 candidates obtained credits in English language, mathematics and at least three other subjects.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) also said it has withheld the results of 77,168 candidates who sat for the May-June 2010 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Mr Uwadiae said the withheld results were owing to alleged involvement of the affected candidates in examination malpractice.
The council said that the results of 1,278, 843 of the 1, 351,557candidates who sat for examination were fully processed, while 72,714 candidates had few of their subjects still being processed.
“I am delighted to announce the release of the results four weeks ahead of schedule. A total of 1,058,806 candidates, representing 78.33 per cent, have two credits and above, 936,470 68.84 per cent) have three credits and above and 806,583 (59.67 per cent) have four credits and above.
“Also, 677,007 candidates obtained five credits and above while 534,841 candidates (39.57 per cent) obtained six credits and above,” he said.
He added that 451,187 candidates obtained credit and above in English Language while 560,974 obtained credit and above in mathematics.
He said 98 blind candidates sat for the examination, out of which 13 obtained credits in five subjects, including English language. These special candidates were exempted from taking mathematics and science practicals.
Out of the 1, 351,557candidates that sat for the examination, some 611,893 were female.