The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released result for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.
This was disclosed on Monday by the Head of the Nigeria National Office of the Council, Patrick Areghan.
According to Areghan, a total of 80.56 per cent have been fully processed, and 19.44 per cent still being processed due to some issues being resolved.
He said One Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty-Nine (1,573,849) candidates registered for the examination and 1,560,261 candidates sat the examination.
According to him, 1,274,784 of the candidates got credit and above in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
He said 1,560,261 candidates obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects — that is with or without English Language and Mathematics.
Areghan also said the exam body seized the results of 170,146 candidates for alleged involvement in exam malpractices.
“The examination, which was an international one, took place simultaneously throughout the five-member countries of the Council – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, using the same International Timetable.
“The examination spanned seven weeks, between August 16 and October 8, 2021. Throughout the period, we were faced with serious security challenges in the South East (IPOB and ESN sit-at-home order) and banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, etc, in the north and other parts of the country. All these, coupled with the continuous effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, made the whole exercise a Herculean one.”