WAEC GCE 2017 26% Candidates Score Five Credits Including Maths, English

The West African Examination Council has released the WAEC GCE (Private Candidates) 2017 results Statistics.

Only 26 per cent of the private candidates who wrote the 2017 WAEC GCE, had five credits including Maths and English, representing a drop in the results recorded in 2016.

The percentage of candidates in this category in 2015 and 2016 examinations were 28.59 per cent and 38.50 per cent respectively.

Olu Adenipekun, the Council’s Head of Nigeria National Office, announced
the release of the November /December diet of the examination at a press conference in Katsina.

According to a report from NAN, Mr. Adenipekun said out of 135,945 candidates that registered for the examination, only 133,223 wrote the test.

He said 131,485 candidates that sat for the examination had their results fully
processed and released.

According to Mr.Adenipekun, 1,738
candidates were yet to have their full results released because they had a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to them 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 and released subsequently’’, he said.

He said out of all candidates who wrote
the examination, 34,664 obtained a
minimum of credits in five subjects and
above, including English Language and
General Mathematics, representing 26.01 per cent.

He said the percentage of candidates in
this category in 2015 and 2016 were
28.59 per cent and 38.50 per cent
respectively.

“One will discover that the results for
2015 and 2017 are comparatively the
same.

“There can be a reason for the sharp
drop this year in this category, which we have not proved scientifically.’’

He said it could be that some candidates
needed a particular subject to make up
their deficiencies for the WASSCE for the school candidates results, in order to assist them to gain placements into the higher institutions of their choice.

Mr. Adenipekun said 65,483 other
candidates obtained credits and above
in five subjects while 46,824 obtained
credits and above in six subjects.

Similarly, 98,506 candidates obtained
credits and above in three subjects while 83,256 candidates obtained credits and above in four subjects, and 11,763 others obtained credits and above in two subjects.

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