The increasing percentage of poor performances in public
examinations by Nigerian students continued as only about
37.97%, representing 150, 615 candidates, out of 413, 266
candidates, that sat for the November/December 2012 West
African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria,
obtained credits in five subjects and above, which include English
Language and Mathematics.
Also, no fewer than 62.03% of candidates, representing 262, 651
candidates, failed to secure credits in five subjects and above,
including English Language and Mathematics.
By implication of the November/December 2012 WASSCE results,
the 150, 615 (37.97%) candidates that secured credits in five
subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, are
qualified to apply or use the results for admission into tertiary
Now the question is, why the “downward-sloping” trend in the
performances of young Nigerian students.
The Teachers, parents, students, or social media, who is to
blame? Discuss below in comment.