The West African Examinations Council,WAEC, has released the results of
the 2016 Nov/Dec West African Senior School Certificate Examination,
The results were announced by the Head of National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun yesterday in Lagos.
According to him, “A total of 66,497 (Sixty Six Thousand Four Hundred
and Ninety Seven) candidates, representing 38.50%, obtained credits in
five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“The percentage of candidates that obtained five (5) credits and above
including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE for Private
Candidates in 2014 and 2015 was 29.37% and 20.59% respectively.
“19 (Nineteen) visually challenged candidates registered for and sat the
examination in Nigeria. From this figure, 4 (Four) candidates,
representing 21.05% obtained credit in five (5) subjects, including
English Language and Mathematics.
“Of the total number of 172,699 (One Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand
Six Hundred and Ninety Nine) candidates that sat the examination,
149,651 (One Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty One)
candidates, representing 86.65% obtained credits and above in two (2)
subjects; 134,152 (One Hundred and Thirty Four Thousand One Hundred and
Fifty Two) candidates, representing 77.67% obtained credits and above in
three (3) subjects, while 116,133 (One Hundred and Sixteen Thousand One
Hundred and Thirty Three) candidates, representing 67.25% obtained
credits and above in four (4) subjects.
95,294 (Ninety Five Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Four) candidates,
representing 55.18% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects,
while 72,229 (Seventy Two Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty Nine)
candidates, representing 41.82% obtained credits and above in six (6)
Candidates have been directed to check the details of their performance
on the Council’s website: www.waecdirect.org within the next twenty-four