By Damilola Adeyemo
ABUJA – The West African Examinations Council has announced the release of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates.
In a statement, the Head of the National Office, Patrick Areghan, said “the newly-released result is an improvement in performance in the examination in the last two years.”
“Twenty Four Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety One (24,491) candidates representing 39.82% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
“Out of this number, 12,040 i. e. 49.16 per cent were male candidates, while 12,451 i.e. 50.84 per cent were female candidates.
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018 and 2019, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 35.99 per cent and 35.10 per cent respectively. Thus, there is a marginal increase of 4.72 per cent in performance in this regard.”
He added that candidates who took the examination, 5,548 (9.02 per cent) have their results being withheld because of alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
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