The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday released the 2016 May / June results, with the analysis showing a remarkable improvement from the previous years.
The Head of the National Office (HNO), Mr Olu Adenipekun, while addressing journalists at the Council’s national office at Yaba, Lagos, said a total of 1, 552, 758 candidates registered for the examination.
“Out of this figure,1, 544, 234, candidates, consisting 825, 650 male, representing 53.5 %, and 718, 585 female, representing 46.5%, sat the examination.”
Also, according to Adenipekun, 1, 393, 907 candidates (representing 90.26 %) have their results “fully released”, while 158, 718 candidates (representing 9.74%) have some of their results “still being processed due to some errors, mainly traceable to the candidates and schools in the course of registration or writing the examination”.
The HNO further disclosed that a total of 1, 014, 573 candidates (representing 65.70%) obtained six credits and above; 1,167,484 candidates, (representing 75.60%) obtained five credits and above; while 1, 282, 204 candidates, representing 83.03% obtained credit in four subjects.
“In addition, 1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72% obtained credit and above in three subjects, while 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16%, obtained credit and above in two subjects,” he said. “However, a total of 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credit in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics “
Speaking on the improvement recorded in this year’s result, Adenipekun recalled that 31.28% and 38.68% obtained credit in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics, in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He attributed this year’s improvement to a “combination of factors”, and commended the efforts of schools, candidates, examiners and WAEC staff.
He however disclosed that a total of 137, 295 results had been withheld “in connection with various cases of examination malpractice”.
He said candidates who sat the examination would be able to view details of their results on the Council’s website “within the next 24 hours”.