The West African Examination Council has announced the results of the recently concluded First Series of the new diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates in the country.
The Head of the Nigeria Office, Mr. Isaac Adenipekun, said out of the 11,307 candidates that sat for the examination between January 29 and February 12, 2018, only 1,937 candidates, representing 17.13%, were able to make credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
Adenipekun added that about 1,021 results,representing 9.03 per cent of the total were been held because of various malpractice cases.
“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. The committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates,” he said.
Adenipekun also noted that the conduct of the First Series of the additional diet for private candidates was a success.
He, however, expressed the hope that it would reduce pressures on the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, address the do-or-die attitude of some candidates and thereby, reduce cases of examination malpractice.