2016 WAEC GCE Result Statistics: 38% Passed

WAEC GCE result statistics have been announced. 66,497 candidates,representing 38.50%,obtained credits in five (5) subjects & above, including English Lang. & Mathematics.

The results of 13,488 private candidates, out of the 172,699 who sat for the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), have been withheld.

Mr Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office (HNO) of the WAEC, announced this while releasing results of the Nov/Dec diet of the examination on Friday in Lagos.

See also: How to Check 2016 WAEC GCE Result Online (Do-it-Yourself).

176,621 candidates registered for the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2016, while 172,699 candidates sat the examination.

175,411 candidates, representing 99.31% have their results fully processed and released. 88,290 were male and 84,409 were female representing 51.12% and 48.88% respectively.

1,210 candidates, representing 0.69% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination. Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed & released.

149,651 candidates, representing 86.65% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects.

134,152 candidates, representing 77.67% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects.

116,133 candidates, representing 67.25% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects.

95,294 candidates, representing 55.18% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects.

72,229 candidates, representing 41.82% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.

66,497 candidates,representing 38.50%,obtained credits in five (5) subjects & above, including English Lang. & Mathematics.

The percentage of candidates that obtained five credits & above including English Lang. & Maths in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2014 and 2015 was 29.37% and 20.59% respectively.

19 visually challenged candidates registered for and sat the examination in Nigeria. From this figure, 4 candidates, representing 21.05% obtained credit in five (5) subjects, including English Language & Maths.

Results of 13,488 candidates, representing 7.81% of the total candidature for the exam are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.

The cases are being investigated & 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 thereafter Candidates who sat the examination will be able to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website within the next 24 hours.

MSG Team.



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