Friday, December 19, 2014

Over 70% candidates fail Nov/Dec WASSCE

Over 70 percent of candidates who participated in this year's West African Senior School Certificate Examination November/December exam failed, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles Eguridu announced yesterday.

Of the 246,853 candidates who sat for examination, only 72,522 candidates, representing 29.37 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English Language.

Announcing the results in Lagos on Thursday, Eguridu said there was a marked reduction in examination malpractices.

He attributed this to recent measures, including the introduction of biometric registration and customised mathematical sets with inbuilt calculators, taken to curb the scourge.

Notwithstanding efforts made to curb examination frauds, Eguridu said WAEC withheld results of 28,817 candidates. He said the results which represented 11.67 of the number of candidates who wrote the examination, were withheld for "various cases of malpractices."

The cases, according to him, are being investigated with the reports of findings expected to be presented to the National Examination Committee for consideration.

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