The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released its May/June 2017 secondary school certificate examination results.
The council said on its Twitter account on Monday that the results of 94.36 per cent of the 1,471,151 candidates that sat for the examination were released.
Of that number, 923,486 candidates, representing 59.22 per cent, obtained minimum of number of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
Waec Result 2017: Some 214,952 candidates cheated in the May-June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and their results have been seized by the authorities.
Mr. Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, announced this in Lagos as he also announced the cheering news of a seven percent improvement in the number of candidates that passed the examination with five credits. Last year, 52.9 percent of the candidates recorded the feat. The number jumped to 59.22 percent this year, out of the 1,559,662 candidates that sat for the examination.
WAEC said 1,567,016 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 1,559,162 sat for it.
“Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the exam, 1,471,151 representing 94.36% have their results fully processed and released”.
It said 95,734 candidates representing 5.64% had a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates.
“1,490,356 candidates representing 95.59% obtained credits and above in two subjects while 1,436,024 candidates representing 92.44% obtained credit and above in three subject,” WAEC said.
WAEC also said 1,357,193 candidates representing 87.05% obtained credits and above in four subjects and 1,243,772 candidates representing 79.77% obtained credits and above in five subjects.
“1,084,214 candidates, representing 69.54% obtained credits and above in six subjects”.
“923,486 candidates, representing 59.22%, obtained minimum of credits in 5 subjects & above, including English Language & Mathematics”.
The council said 214,952 candidates results representing 13.79% are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of exam malpractice.