- It’s official: Europa League winners to get Champions League spot from 2015
- Asari Dokubo is a coward who will flee if war breaks out – Northern elders
- Chido Onumah: The Achebe I knew
- Manchester City chief expects new manager to win five trophies in five years
- If Arsenal wants me, Aston Villa cannot stop me from moving – Benteke
- Jonathan should resign and give way to competent hand to rule Nigeria – Buhari
- My two daughters have Masters degrees, but they are still jobless – El-Rufai
- Offa/Erin-Ile crisis: Kwara government ban transport unions
- Anambra stands still for Achebe: Jonathan, world leaders pay glowing tributes
- I have nothing personal against Eggons – Governor Al-Makura
WAEC releases May/June examination results, withholds 112,000 over malpractices
The council said it withheld the results of 112,000 candidates who sat for the May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Speaking on the development, Head of National Office of WAEC, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, said that the results were withheld over examination malpractices.
He said, “I want to say that these cases are already being investigated and the reports of our findings will be presented to the Nigerian Examinations Committee (NEC) of the council in due course for consideration.
“The committee’s decision will be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools,” he said.
He said that those who sat for the examination include 923,974 males and 748,250 females and that only 1,545,004 had their results fully released.
Uwadiae said that a few subjects of 150,874 other candidates were still being processed, due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and schools in the course of registration or writing the examination.
He disclosed that 771,731 candidates had six credits and above, 952,156 others had five credits and above while 1,107,747 had credits and above in four subjects.
He said that 1,246,729 had credits and above in three subjects and 1,380,596 obtained credits and above in just two subjects.
The head of national office said a total of 649,156 candidates who sat for the examination obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics
He said that out of the 114 blind candidates that registered for the examination, only 95 sat for it and 21 of them had credits in five subjects including English Language.
He said that blind candidates were usually not allowed to take Mathematics and Science practical.
Uwadiae said that the performance of candidates was an improvement, compared to previous years.
“This year’s results have shown an improvement on the 23.71 per cent of candidates who obtained credits in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics in a similar examination in 2010.
“This year’s 649,156 candidates with that record, represented 38.81 per cent and I can say that this is a marked improvement in the performance of the candidates,” he said.
He directed candidates to log on to the official website of the council, www.waecdirect.org/ to check for the details of their performance within the next 48 hours.