The West African Examination Council today released the result of the 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
It was learnt that 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.
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.
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 while one million three hundred and seventy thousand forty nine (1,370,049) candidates, representing 88.72% obtained credit and above in three (3) subjects.
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.
Announcing this, Head of Nigeria National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun also revealed that 137,295, representing 8.89% candidates have their results withheld.
According to him, the withheld results are in connection with various cases of examination malpractice and the result of the ongoing investigation concerning such results will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.
Candidates are to log on to the official website of WAEC: www.waecdirect.org to check their results within the next 24 hours.