The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Friday released the 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on their website as it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89% candidates.

A total of eight hundred and seventy eight thousand and forty (878,040) candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics, the exam council said.

While briefing journalists at the headquarters in Lagos, the Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun said the results withheld are those in connection with various cases of examination malpractice

He said: “The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.”

According to him, “a total number of 1,552,758 Candidates sat for the May/June examination Of the 1,544,234 who sat for the exams,
a total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70% obtained six (6) credits and above; one million one hundred sixty seven thousand four hundred and eighty four (1,167,484) candidates, representing 75.60% obtained five (5) credits and above, while one million two hundred and eighty two thousand two hundred and four (1,282,204) candidates, representing 83.03% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects.”

He added that “one million three hundred and seventy thousand forty nine (1,370,049) candidates, representing 88.72% obtained credit and above in three (3) subjects, while one million four hundred and thirty eight thousand six hundred and seventy nine (1,438,679) candidates, representing 93.16% obtained credit and above in two (2) subjects”

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