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|Waec Is Out! by iz2much: 12:11pm On Sep 27, 2008|
waec result is out.
|Re: Waec Is Out! by Ogbeta: 12:45pm On Sep 27, 2008|
CANDIDATES awaiting their 2008 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results to process their admission into universities can now do so. Results of the examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) were released yesterday.
Announcing this at the Yaba,Lagos headquarters of thecouncil, the Head of NigeriaOffice (HNO), Dr IyiUwadiae, said 1,369,142 candidateswrote the examinationacross the country. Of this,1,136,387, representing 83per cent, had their full resultsreleased, while 232,755 candidates,representing 17 percent, whose few of their subjectsare still being processeddue to various errors, had theirresults partially released.“The candidates committedsome errors at the registrationstage, while somewere committed during theconduct of the examination,”he said.Of the results released, Uwadiae noted that 188,442,representing 13.76 per cent,obtained credits and above inEnglish Language, Mathematicsand three other subjects.Giving the break down of thecandidates, he said 100,338 ofthem, representing 7.32 percent were male while 88,104(6.43 per cent) were femalecandidates.According to the HNO, theresults of 74,956, representing5.47 candidates, being investigatedbased on various reportsof their alleged involvement inmalpractices during the examination,were withheld.Said Uwadiae: “The report ofthe malpractices and their exhibitshave been compiled forpresentation to the Nigeria ExaminationsCommittee of theCouncil. The Committees decisionswill be communicatedto the affected candidatesthrough the schools that presentedthem for the examinationin due course.”Analysing the results further,he said 91,609 (6.69 percent) candidates were scienceoriented, 28,898(2.11 per cent)are Social Science orientedwhile 67,935, representing 4.96candidates are Arts biased.Uwadiae recalled that despitethe challenges faced bythe Council during the conductof the examination, coupledwith the teachers’s nationwidestrike, the Council was able torelease the results according toschedule.Noting that the Council putin more efforts to reduce thenumber of failure this year, hesaid the council had zero tolerancefor examination malpractices.
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