By Emmanuel Edukugho
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were released yesterday with just about 25.99% obtaining credits and above in English Language, Mathematics and at least three other subjects.
According to Dr. lyi Uwadiae,Â the Head of National Office of the West African Examinations Council, the percentage representsÂ 356,981 candidates out of the total of 1,373,009 of the the May/June 2009.
These are the candidates who can secure admission into tertiary institutions without combining two results, he said.
WhileÂ 116,729 candidates are science oriented; 33,024 candidates are Social science biased, while 100,632 candidates are Arts oriented.
A total of 84 blind candidates sat for the examination, with five of them, representing 5.95% obtaining credits in fiveÂ subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. Out of the total 1,373,009 who sat the May/June 2009 WASSCE, candidates, 755,955 were males and 617,054 were females.
About 1,265,090 candidates, representing 92.14% have their results processed, while 107,919 candidates or 7.86% have a few of their subjects still being processed, as various errors and omissions mostly traceable to them are being sorted out by the council. Some of these errors and omissions occurred during online registration for the examination, while some were committed during the actual conduct of the examination.
The results of 109,201 candidates, representing 8.0% are being withheld based on various reports of their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
Furthermore, 1,007,659 candidates, or 73.3% have two credits and above, 860,665 candidates (62.68%) have three credits and above, and 718,269 candidates (52.3%) have four credits and above Also, 574,108 candidates (41.87%) obtained five credits and above, while 426,244 candidates (31.04%) obtained six credits and above.
Uwadiae said all the reports on cases of involvement in examination malpractice were being compiled for presentation to the Nigeria Examinations Committee of the council. He added that, â€œthe committeeâ€™s decisions on the various cases will be communicated to the affected candidates shortly, through their schools.â€
Candidates who sat for the examination can check for their results in details through their school principals or with their scratch cards on the councilâ€™s website: www.waecdirect.org withinÂ the next 24 hours.
Uwadiae disclosed that the printing of the certificates for the November/December 2007Â WASSCE diet has commenced and will be completed soon.
However, WAEC has printed and delivered the certificates of candidates that sat the May/June 2007 WASSCE to its zonal and branch offices. Candidates should contact their schools for the certificates.