86,612 candidates, representing 29.17% of the total number of candidates who sat for the November/December examination of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
The results released on Thursday how bad a state Nigeria’s education is still in as the dismal performance of students in exams over the years leaves so much to be worried about.
Announcing the result at the WAEC office, Yaba, Lagos, Head of National Office, Mr Charles Eguridu said that a total of 308,217 candidates registered for the Nov/Dec 2013 WASSCE. 82 blind candidates registered and sat for the examination. From the figure, he noted, 17 candidates, representing 20.73% obtained credits in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
According to him, 296,827 candidates, consisting of 163,659 male and 133,168 female candidates sat for the examination. Out of the total of candidates, 299,784 candidates, representing 97.26% have their results fully released, while 8,433 candidates, representing 2.74% have a few of their subjects still being proceed.
“Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 120,115 candidates, representing 40.46%, obtained 6 credits and above; 161,721 candidates representing 54.48% obtained 5 credits and above. In addition, 198,832 candidates, representing 66.98% obtained credits and above in four subjects while 230,325 candidates representing 77.59 obtained Credits and above in 3 subjects. A total of 256,500 candidates representing 86.41% obtained credits and above in 2 subjects,” Eguridu said.
Comparing the results with the November/December 2011 and 2012 WASSCE (Private), Eguridu noted a marked decline in candidates’ performance.
“In 2011 a total of 139,827 candidates, representing 36.07% obtained credits in 5 subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.
“Also in 2012, a total of 150,615 candidates, representing 37.97% obtained credits in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics,” he said.