NEWS - Posted on: 16th Feb. 2021 at 11:16AM
The 2020 second series private candidate results of the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination has been announced by the West African Examination Council.

Mr Patrick Areghan, the Head of the National Office of WAEC, in a news conference, announced the release of the result on the 15th of February 2021.

"Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 61,111candidates representing 99.35% have their results fully processed and released while 398 candidates representing 0.65% have few of their results still being processed due to errors on part of the candidates ", He noted

The total amount of candidates present at the examination were 61,509 candidates, 30,507 were males representing 49.60% while 31,002 were females, 50.40?cording to Areghan, "Twenty Four Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety-one candidates representing 39.82% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

"The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018 and 2019, that is those who obtained credit and above in the minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics, were 35.99 per cent and 35.10 per cent respectively. Thus there was a marginal increase of 4.72 per cent in performance in this regard", he added

The Head of National Office expressed his joy on the COVID-19 free examination as no record was documented on any candidate, investigator, supervisor contracting the virus in the midst of the exam.

Areghan, while noting that the details of the performance of ex-candidates could be accessed online via the council website: www.waecdirect.org also announced that the opening of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates.

Meanwhile, 5,548 (9.02 per cent) of the 61,509 candidates who sat for the exam had their results withheld due to asserted examination malpractice.

Written by Mary Abazuo

Posted by: Emdee David

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