WAEC Releases 2020 Results For Private Candidates
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results for private candidates.
The announcement was made on Monday by the Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan.
According to him, the result was an improvement in performance in the examination in the last two years.
He said: “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, Twelve Thousand, and Forty (12,040) i. e. 49.16% were male candidates, while Twelve Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty One (12,451) i.e. 50.84% 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 (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 35.99% and 35.10% respectively. Thus, there is a marginal increase of 4.72% in performance in this regard.”
Areghan further disclosed that the results of 5,548 candidates, representing 9.02% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, were withheld due to various reported cases of examination malpractice.
He stated that the cases were being investigated and reports of the investigations would be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course.
He also announced the opening of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates.