WAEC Announce Official Date To Release 2018 Results
The general public is notified that West African Examination Council (WAEC) is about to officially release the results of its 1,559,162 candidates who sat for their 2018 WASSCE exams.
Today, I am proud to inform you that there has been an improvement in the number of students who passed this year when compared to the last years.
WAEC made it known via their twitter account that candidates will be able to access their results on the WAEC official website.
We were informed that out of a total of 1,567,016 candidates who registered for the exams, only 1,559,162 sat for it.
From this we have reason to rejoice because of the 1,559,162 candidates, 923,486 secured at least five credits which include English Language and Mathematics.
From our calculations, that’s a tremendous increase of 59.23%, when rounded off and compared to the last year’s 52.9% and the previous year of 38.7% who passed.
It’s safe to say that over time there will be an even greater percentage increase in the number of students who will pass.
With continuous hard work, dedication, determination, great training from their qualified teachers and the support of their community and loved ones, I see no reason for my assumption to be disproved.
The Head of WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun has been forthcoming in providing us with all the necessary information to feed our curiosities and concerns.
He continued to speak proudly by listing percentages for us. Among the list of percentages he gave us, he made us aware of the following:
- 69.94 percent of candidates, which represents 1,084,214 individuals, secured for themselves at least six subjects with credits and above.
- 87.05 percent of the candidates, which represents 1,243,772 individuals, secured for themselves at least four subjects with credits and higher.
- 92.44 percent of the candidates which represents 1,436,024 individuals, secured for themselves at least three subjects with credits and higher.
- And finally 95.59 percent of candidates which represents 1,490,356 individuals, secured for themselves at least two subjects with credits and higher.
To our dismay, we must regretfully inform you that not all students have received their marks.
This is because 5.64 percent of the results experienced errors that are either due to writing or registration problems.
News also circulated that some students may have cheated in their exams especially St. Peters SHS and Okuapemman SHS.
Such allegations are currently under investigation.
The outcome of these allegations will be disclosed with the respective schools from the relevant committee in short order.
Congratulations to all 2018 Candidates for a successful pass in their Examinations.
The results will be officially released on Thursday 5th, July at exactly 7:30 am.
You can now buy your WAEC Results Checker at every Post Office and Bank within your locality.
By Mrs Wendy Enyoyam Addy Lamptey
Head Of National Examinations Administration Department (NEAD)