The 2016 May/June results of the West African Senior school Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were released on Friday, August 5, 2016 by WAEC.
WAEC announced that it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89% of these who took the examinations.
According to Olu Adenipekun, the Head, Nigeria National office, was because of examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations are going to be given to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration,” he said.
The exams body said that of the 1, 552, 758 students who sat for the May/June exams, 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credits in 5 subjects and above, as well as mathematics and English language.
“A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70% obtained 6 credits and above,while 1,167,484 candidates, representing 75.60$ obtained 5 credits and above. While 1,282,204 candidates, representing eighty three.03% obtained credit and above in 4 subjects,” it said.
“1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72% obtained credit and above in 3 subjects, 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16% obtained credit and above in 2 subjects,” he said.
On its Twitter handle, WAEC announced on Friday 5,2016 evening that the malpractice cases were being investigated and reports of the investigation would be given to the appropriate committee of the Council soon.
Subsequently,WAEC noted that the committee’s decisions would be communicated to the candidates affected through their schools.
Culled From: premiumtimesng news