By Emmanuel Edukugho
LAGOSâ€”WEST African Examination Council, WAEC, yesterday, released results of the May/June 2010 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASCE, with only 337,071 candidates, representing 24.94 per cent, obtaining credits in English Language, Mathematics and at least three other subjects which are the requirements for admission into tertiary institutions.
Also, 98 blind candidates sat for the examination, while 13 of them, representing 13.27 per cent obtained credits in five subjects, including English Language. Blind candidates are exempted from taking Mathematics and Science practicals in WASCE diets.
A total of 1,351,557 candidates, consisting of 739,664 male and 611,893 female candidates sat for the examination, while the results of 77,168 candidates, or 5.71 per cent, were being withheld for alleged examination malpractice.
Head of the Nigeria National office of WAEC, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, who announced the results, said of the overall total number of candidates, 1,278,843, representing 94.62 per cent had their results fully processed, while 72,714 candidates, representing 5.38 per cent had few of their subjects still being processed, as various errors and omissions mostly traceable to them were being sorted out by the Council.
He said these errors were committed during the online registration and the actual conduct of the examination.