WAEC releases 2016 May/June results– This is to inform the general public that the just concluded West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations results have just been released, The results so far shows that Approximately 53% of students who sat for the 2016 May/June West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have passed.
Information reaching us too is by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Lagos, is that about 137,295 candidates (representing 8.89%) had their results withheld. The reasons for these held results have not been said, but the cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.
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In an interview with Olu Adenipekun, the Nigerian head of WAEC, he stated that “1,552,758 candidates sat for this year’s examination May/June examination, explaining further that out of the 1,544,234 who sat for the exams, “a total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70% obtained six (6) credits and above; one million one hundred sixty seven thousand four hundred and eighty four (1,167,484) candidates, representing 75.60% obtained five (5) credits and above, while one million two hundred and eighty two thousand two hundred and four (1,282,204) candidates, representing 83.03% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects.” 1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72% obtained credit and above in three subjects just as 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16% had credit passes and above in two subjects”.
Also, after an interview, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, July 10 in Lagos, made it known to us that the admission of candidates into tertiary institutions will be based purely on three conditions which are: merit, catchment and educationally less developed states.