By Emeka Okafor
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday announced the release of the First Series of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday.
Areghan said of the 7,289 candidates that sad for the examination, 2,938 candidates representing 40.31 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects.
He said, “The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine (7,289) candidates that sat the examination:
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 and 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 26.08 per cent and 32.23 per cent respectively. Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 2.12 per cent in performance in this regard.”