The West Africa Examination Council (WEAC) has released its May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination results, recording mass failure in Mathematics and English Language.
Announcing the results on Monday at the WAEC Office in Lagos, Head of the National Office of WAEC, Charles Eguridu, said: “A total of 529,425 candidates, representing 31.28 per cent, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.”
Eguridu noted that when compared to the 2012 and 2013 May/June WASSCE, there was marginal decline in the performance of candidates as 38: 81 per cent was recorded in 2012 and 36.57 per cent in 2013.
Eguridu, who disclosed that the results of 145,795 candidates, representing 8.61 per cent, are being withheld in connection with various types of examination malpractice, said: “The cases are being investigated and the reports of the investigations will be presented in November to the Nigeria Examinations Committee.”
According to him, out of 1,692,435 candidates that sat for the examination, 791,227 candidates, representing 46.75 per cent, obtained six credits and above, just as a total of 982,472 candidates, representing 58.05 per cent, obtained five credits and above.
Eguridu further said that 1,148,262 candidates, representing 67.84 per cent, obtained credits and above in four subjects, while 1,293,389 candidates, representing 76.42 per cent, obtained credits and above in three subjects