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WASSCE: 1.338m pass, 215k results seized, plus other WAEC highlights

Attached are the highlights of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday, November 2, 2020.

The result was released during an address by the head of WAEC Nigeria national office, Mr. Patrick E. Areghan, at the WAEC office in Yaba, Lagos.

See highlights below :

  • The examination was simultaneously conducted throughout the five member countries – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The examination was also administered to candidates in Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea where Nigeria curriculum for Senior Secondary School is being used
  • Coordination of Examiners and Marking of Candidates’ Scripts took place at 84 Marking Venues in Nigeria with 78,799 Examiners participating
  • No candidate, invigilator, supervisor, WAEC staff or any examination functionary contracted COVID-19 virus in the examination hall
  • A total of 1,549,740 candidates registered for the examination from 19,129 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria
  • 1,538,445 candidates sat the examination.
  • The examination was also conducted in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, the first time since the abduction of over 200 school girls in the area by insurgents, six years ago.
  • 4,280 candidates with varying degrees of Special Needs were registered for the examination. Out of this number, 230 were visually challenged, 745 had impaired hearing; 2,852 had low vision; 38 were spastic cum mentally challenged, and 58 were physically challenged.
  • 780,660 were males while 757,785 were females, representing 50.74% and 49.26%, respectively.
  • 1,456,727 candidates, representing 94.69% have their results fully processed and released
  • 81,718 candidates, representing 5.31 % have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates.
  • 1,338,348 candidates, representing 86.99%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any 5 subjects with or without English and Mathematics;
  • 1,003,668 candidates, representing 65.24%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of 5 subjects, including English and Mathematics.
  • 497,139 i. e. 49.53% were male candidates, while 506,529 i.e. 50.47% were female candidates.
  • The results of 215,149) candidates representing 13.98% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

Results can be assessed online as soon as they are uploaded on the results website: www.waecdirect.org.

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