The results of 1,021 private candidates,
out of the 11,307 who sat for the 2018
West African Senior School Certificate
Examination (WASSCE) January/February series, have been withheld due to examination malpractice.
Mr Olu Adenipekun, Head of National
Office (HNO) of the WAEC, stated this
while announcing the release of the
results in a briefing in Lagos.
He said the cases were being
investigated and that reports of the
investigations would 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,’’ Mr. Adenipekun said.
According to him, 11,721 candidates
registered for the examination, while
11,307 actually sat for the test.
Giving a breakdown of statistics of
candidates’ performance at the
examination, the HNO said that 8,113
candidates obtained credits and above in two subjects.
He noted that 6,375 others obtained
credits and above in three subjects, while 4,762 candidates obtained credits and above in four subjects.
Mr. Adenipekun also said that 3,263
candidates obtained credits and above in
five subjects, while 2,010 others
obtained credits and above in six
“A total 1,937 candidates, representing
17.13 per cent, obtained the minimum of
credits in five subjects and above,
including English Language and
“The percentage of candidates in this
category in the WASSCE in 2017 was
26.01 per cent.
“From the statistics of performance, it is
safe to say that candidates performance
is not satisfactory, compared to what
obtained in the same diet for private
candidates in 2016 and 2017.
“We, therefore, wish to plead with
candidates to take this examination
seriously,’’ he said.