From Abdullahi Ibn Abubakar, Katsina
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the Nov/Dec 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) reporting a mass failure for the candidates who sat for the examination.
No fewer than 131,485 candidates sat for the examination.
The private candidates examination results were released in Katsina State during the 55th Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee (NNC).
Announcing the release of the Nov/Dec 2016 SSCE, the Nigeria National Officer (NNO) of WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, said only 34,664, representing 26.01 per cent obtained credit passes in five subjects including English Language and General Mathematics.
He disclosed that the figure was a decline in the number of candidates who had five credits including English Language and Mathematics in 2015.
Adenipekun said the percentage of candidates that made the basic five-subject passes in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2015 and 2016 was 28.58 per cent and 38.50 per cent respectively.
According to him, the results of 14,756 candidates, representing 11.07 per cent of the number of candidates were withheld for alleged examination malpractice.
The NNO said the cases of the withheld results are under nvestigation and the reports would be presented to the Nigeria Examination Committee for consideration.
He advised candidates to check the details of their performance on the council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org.
The WAEC boss commended staff for their sacrifice, dedication and commitment to duty which contributed to conduct, marking, processing and early release of the results.