The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released its May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results, recording mass failure in Mathematics and English Language.
Head of National Office, WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu, while announcing the result said “A total of 529,425 candidates, representing 31.28 percent, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.”
According to him, when compared to the 2012 and 2013 May/June WASSCE diets, there was marginal decline in the performance of candidates as 38.81 percent was recorded in 2012 and 36.57 percent in 2013.
Eguridu said that the results of 145,795 candidates, representing 8.61%, are being withheld in connection with various types of examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented in November to the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC).”
According to him, out of 1,692,435 candidates that sat for the examination, 791,227 candidates, representing 46.75 percent, obtained 6 credits and above, just as a total of 982,472 candidates representing 58.05 percent, obtained 5 credits and above.