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83% Failed 2018 Waec January/February Series Exam


The West African Examinations Council on Tuesday announced the release of its January/ February series of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination .
The council ’s Head of National Office , Mr . Olu Adenipekun who announced the release in Lagos , said results of 1 ,021 candidates were , however , withheld .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the approval to introduce and conduct the additional diet in the country and other national offices of the five -member countries was given at the council ’s 65 th annual general meeting in March 2017 .
The introduction of the series for Private candidates , brings to the three , the number of examinations conducted by the council each year .
According to Adenipekun , the results were withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice by the affected candidates .
He said the cases were being investigated and that reports of the investigations would be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course , for consideration .
“The committee ’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates ,’’ Adenipekun said .
According to him, 11 ,721 candidates registered for the examination , while 11 , 307 actually sat for the test .
Giving a breakdown of statistics of candidates ’ performance at the examination , the HNO said that 8 ,113 candidates obtained credits and above in two subjects.
He noted that 6 ,375 others obtained credits and above in three subjects, while 4 ,762 candidates obtained credits and above in four subjects .
Adenipekun also said that 3 ,263 candidates obtained credits and above in five subjects, while 2 ,010 others obtained credits and above in six subjects.
“A total 1, 937 candidates , representing 17 . 13 per cent , obtained the minimum of credits in five subjects and above , including English Language and Mathematics .
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE in 2017 was 26 . 01 per cent.
“From the statistics of performance , it is safe to say that candidates performance is not satisfactory, compared to what obtained in the same diet for private candidates in 2016 and 2017 .
“We , therefore, wish to plead with candidates to take this examination seriously ,’’ he said .

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