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WAEC release results of 2020 WASSCE

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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday released the results of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination,( WASSCE), for school candidates.

The released results indicate that a total of 1, 003,668 candidates representing 65.24 percent of the 1, 538,445 that wrote the examination, obtained credits in a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and Mathematics.

This is 1.06 percent marginal improvement from the percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for schools in 2019 which was 64.18 percent.

Patrick Araghan, head of Nigeria National office, Waec while speaking at a press briefing at the National Office in Yaba Lagos said out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 1,456,727 candidates, representing 94.69 percent have their results fully processed and released.

Araghan while giving a detailed statistics of the results, disclosed that 81,718 candidates, representing 5.31 percent have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates.

According to him, despite the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, “A total of 1,549,740 candidates registered for the examination from 19,129 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria.

“Of the number that registered for the examination, 1,538,445 candidates sat the examination including candidates from 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”.

The HNO further disclosed that the results of 215,149 candidates, representing 13.98 percent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

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He describe the conduct of the 2020 examination itself as a study in God’s divine intervention, noting that the fear of the COVID-19 pandemic was hanging dangerously in the air like a high-tension wire.

“WAEC, with the collaboration of the various levels of government and other stakeholders, safely and successfully conducted the examination without any of the candidates contracting the virus in the examination hall or dropping dead” Araghan said.

He commended the efforts of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for allowing the Council to conduct the examination, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“We also thank the Honourable Minister of Education, Minister of State for Education and the various State Governments, for providing an enabling environment for the successful conduct of the examination”, he said.