In the recently conducted May/June 2019 WAEC Examinations, Mr. Adenipekun , Head of National Office (HNO), West African Examinations Council(WAEC) has announced that results of 180, 205 candidates who sat for the examination was withheld in connection with reported cases of examination malpractice.
A total of 1,020,519 candidates who sat for the 2019 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for schools obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
Mr Olu Adenipekun,, gave the figure while announcing the release of the results at a news conference on Friday in Lagos.
He said that there was an improvement in candidates’ performances in 2019 when compared to that of 2018 in the same examination.
Last year, a total of 1,572,396 candidates sat for the exams while a total of 786,016 obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
1,596161 candidates registered for the examination from 18,639 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria.
According to him, a total of 1,309,570 candidates also obtained credits and above in a minimum of any five subjects, with or without English Language and or mathematics.
The HNO said that 1,468,071 candidates who sat for the examination had their results fully processed and released while 122,102 others had a few of their subjects still being processed.
Adenipekun gave the assurance that efforts were being made to speedily complete the processing so that all the affected candidates would get their results fully processed and released subsequently.
He said that the details of the results were already available online.