A total of 3,892 candidates, or 32.23%, obtained credits in five subjects, including English and mathematics, within the framework of WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination), the first series of private candidates written in January.
WAEC national bureau chief Olu Adenipekun announced on Tuesday in Lagos that 26.08% had reached the benchmark last year.
Adenipekun also advised that applicants can now get their certificates processed on request and delivered to their preferred location.
He said: “From WASSCE for private candidates, 2020-First series, the collection of certificates would be based on requests from candidates online via the electronic certificate management system platform. To make this happen transparently, we have partnered with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST). Consequently, by using the accelerated mail delivery service of NIPOST, applicants can, upon request and make the required payments online, have their certificates issued in any State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, whatever where they took the exam. “
A total of 6,331 men (52%) and 5,744 women (47.57%) took the exam. During the analysis of the candidates’ performances, Adenipekun declared: “9,438 candidates, or 78.16%, obtained a credit or more in two (2) subjects. ; 8,125 candidates, or 67.29%, obtained credits or more in three subjects; 6,713 candidates, or 55.59%, obtained credits or more in four subjects; 5,251 candidates, or 43.49%, obtained credits and more in five subjects. “
He said that while 11,816 candidates, or 97.86%, had their results fully processed and released 259 candidates, or 2.14%, some of their subjects were still being processed due to errors made by the candidates during registration or examination. He noted that the results will be published once corrected.
Another 548 candidates (4.54%) did not obtain results for those involved in professional misconduct. He also said that the cases were being investigated and that the investigation reports would be presented to the appropriate people in the committee in due course, while the committee’s decisions would be communicated to the candidates concerned.
Adenipekun, who revealed that applicants can now check their results on the portal, said that applicants are now able to retrieve their certificates online using the electronic certificate management system, an online portal deployed for allow private applicants to apply for their certificates online.