UPDATE: WAEC Formally Announces Release of WASSCE Results for 2017 School Candidates

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has on Monday, July 17, released the results of the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

This announcement was formally made by Dr Olu Isaac Adenipekun, the Head of National Office (HNO) during a well attended press briefing at the council’s corporate office in Yaba, Lagos.

“Today, Monday the 17th day of July, 2017, I am happy to announce the release of the results of candidates that sat the WASSCE for school candidates, 2017 in Nigeria.” Said WAEC HNO.

In an exciting mood, Adenipekun said this latest results conspicuously broke the jinx of long history of mass failure often recorded by candidates who annually enroll for the West African Senior School Examinations (WASSCE).
The results’ breakdown showed that 923,486 candidates representing 59.22 percent obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above including the key subjects, English Language and Mathematics.

Meanwhile, the percentage of candidates who attained this feat in 2014, 2015 and 2016 diets were 31.28 percent, 38.68 per cent and 52.97 percent respectively.

He said: ”A total of 923,486 (nine hundred and twenty three thousand four hundred and eighty six) candidates, representing 59.22%, obtained minimum of credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.”
He further stated that the results of 214,952 (two hundred and fourteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty two) candidates, representing 13.79% of the total candidature for the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
He confirmed that the cases of examination malpractice are being investigated, adding that reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for appropriate actions.
He disclosed that a total of 1,559,162 (One Million Five Hundred and Fifty Nine Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Two) candidates sat the examination.
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In his words: ”Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 1,471,151 (One Million Four Hundred and Seventy One Thousand One Hundred and Fifty One) candidates, representing 94.36% have their results fully processed and released, while 95,734 (ninety five thousand seven hundred and thirty four) candidates, representing 5.64% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination. Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently. In the analysis of the results, he said:
”Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 1,490,356 (one million four hundred and ninety thousand three hundred and fifty six) candidates, representing 95.59% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects.
“1,436,024 (one million four hundred and thirty six thousand twenty four) candidates, representing 92.44% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects.
“1,357,193 (one million three hundred and fifty seven thousand one hundred and ninety three) candidates, representing 87.05% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects.
“1,243,772 (one million two hundred and forty three thousand seven hundred and seventy two) candidates, representing 79.77% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects.
“1,084,214 (one million eighty four thousand two hundred and fourteen) candidates, representing 69.54% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.”
Adenipekun however enjoined candidates who sat the examination to check details of their performance on WAEC’s results portal: www.waecdirect.org within the next few hours.
“The result checker PIN and Serial Number are contained on the flip side of the candidates’ CIVAMPENS Card issued to all candidates by WAEC, and used by them during the conduct of the examination,” he revealed.
Regarding the conduct of two separate examinations for private candidates yearly, Adenipekun said the decision was taken at 65th Annual Council Meeting of WAEC member countries in Abuja in March.

“I am happy to inform you that the Nigeria National Office of the council has concluded arrangements to commence the conduct of the additional diet of the WASSCE for private candidates from January/February, 2018,” he said.

Whilst fielding questions from journalists who asked about steps to be taken by WAEC on some criminally minded persons who were soliciting candidates who sat for the last examination to pay money into some bank accounts for ‘solved answers’ to questions.

HNO said suspects are being handled by the Police and those found culpable would be charged to court on completion of investigation, while efforts would be intensified to prosecute those operating illegal websites swindling unsuspecting and gullible candidates sitting for examination.
He as well said council had banned candidates and invigilators from carrying cell phones into examination hall, to check malpractices while  assuring members of the public of WAEC’s renewed commitment to nip in the bud all forms of exam malpractices in the country.