The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld a total
of 47,289 candidate’s results representing 11.04 percent owning to
various cases of examination malpractices.
The new Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Charles Eguridu who
disclosed this while announcing the release of its November/
December 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination
(WASSCE), at the weekend, in Lagos, decried the incidence of
malpractice in examinations, adding that the cases were being
investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented
to the Nigerian Examinations Committee( NEC) for consideration.
According to him, “The incidence of examination malpractice must
be checked at all cost if we expect our educational sector to regain
not only its past glory, but also improve and compete with those
of other nations. The decision will be communicated to the
affected candidates through our zonal and branch offices.”
Emphasising on the results, the HNO said out of a total of 396,614
candidates consisting of 216,600 male and 180,014 female that sat
for the examination, a total of 150, 615 candidates, representing
37.97 percent obtained credits in five subjects and above including
English language and Mathematics.
He added that 161,706 candidates representing 40.77 percent
obtained six credits and above, 268, 688 representing 67.74
percent obtained credits and above in four subjects, while 309,
706 candidates representing 78.10 percent obtained credits and
above in three subjects.
Eguridu explained that a total of 259, 259 candidates representing
66.99 percent obtained credit and above in English language,
while 226,608 candidates representing 59.06 percent obtained
credit and above in Mathematics.
A total of 49 blind candidates registered for the examination, out of
which 23, representing 46.93 percent obtained credits in five
subjects including English language, “he said, adding that blind
candidates do not sit for Mathematics and Science practical in
WASSCE diets.
The HNO who did a comparative analysis of candidate’s
performance in the November/December 2010 to 2012 WASSCE,
said there has been an improvement in candidates performance
which is due to conscientious efforts by teachers and parents to
ensure that their children excel in the examinations.
“According to him, “Contrary to what we used to experience in
the past, candidates have been working harder to pass their
While thanking the staff of the Council for their perseverance,
diligence and dedication to duty both during the conduct,
coordination and marking of the examination, the WAEC Boss said
candidates can check the details of their performance with the
scratch cards on the results checking website: within the next 24 hours.