WAEC WITHHOLD OVER 70,000 RESULTS.OVER 1,300,000 CANDIDATES SAT FOR THE 2010 WAEC EXAMINATION
WAEC withholds results of 77, 168 candidates
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withheld the results of 77,168 candidates who sat for the May-June 2010 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Iyi Uwadiae, Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday while announcing the release of the WASSCE results.
Uwadiae said that the withheld results were due to alleged involvement of the affected candidates in examination malpractice. He said that the results of 1,278, 843 of the 1, 351,557candidates who sat for examination were fully processed, while 72,714 candidates had few of their subjects still being processed.
The HNO said that only 534,841 candidates obtained six credits and above in the examination. “I am delighted to announce the release of the results four weeks ahead of schedule. “A total of 1,058,806 candidates, representing 78.33 per cent, have two credits and above, 936,470 (68.84 per cent) have three credits and above and 806,583 (59.67 per cent) have four credits and above. “Also, 677,007 candidates obtained five credits and above while 534,841 candidates (39.57 per cent) obtained six credits and above,” he said.
He said that 451,187 candidates obtained credit and above in English Language while 560,974 obtained credit and above in mathematics. The HNO said that 337,071 candidates obtained credit in English language, mathematics and at least three other subjects.
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