Sani Wilson Enemona
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for private candidates 2021- first series examination results has been released the West African Examinations Council, WAEC , Nigeria barely 26 days after conduct of examination.
The Head of the Nigeria National office, WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan, made this disclosure at a press briefing on Tuesday at the body national office, Yaba, Lagos.
Daily Star Nigeria gathered that females take the lead over the males for candidates who obtained minimum of five credits subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
The Head of WAEC Nigeria while giving breakdown of the result stated that: ” A total of Seven Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety (7,690) (representing a 38% decline, when compared with the 2020 entry figure)entered for the examination, while Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine (7,289) candidates actually sat the examination at Two Hundred and Fifty-Two (252) centres spread across the nooks and crannies of the country. The drop in the entry figure could be attributed to the negative impact of the COVID– 19 pandemic.
“A total of Twenty-Three (23) candidates with varying degrees of Special Needs were registered for the examination. Out of this number, Six (6) were visually challenged, Two (2)had impaired hearing; Five (5) were Albino; One (1)was spastic cum mentally challenged, and Nine (9) were physically challenged with their results processed and also released.
“Of the total number of Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine (7,289) candidates that sat the examination, Three Thousand Five Hundred and
Ninety-Three (3,593) were males while Three Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety-Six (3,696) were females, representing 49.29% and 50.71%, respectively.
” Of this number, One Thousand and Seventy-Four (1,074) i.e. 48.93% were male candidates, while One Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-One (1,121) i.e. 51.07% were female candidates. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 and 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 26.08% and 32.23%respectively. Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 2.12%” Mr Areghan explained.
SOURCE: This post (2021 WASSCE: 26 Days after Examination, WAEC Releases Result) firstly published at dailystarng.com on 2021-04-06 13:58:45
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