The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has on Friday in Lagos released
the statistics of candidates who passed English Language and Mathematics in
theNovember/December 2015 WASSCE results.
In a released made available to Vanguard through email, its Public Relations
Officer, Mr Demian Ojijeogu said:” A total of 67,713 candidates,
representing 29.33 per centobtained credits in five subjects and above, including
English Language and Mathematics.”
The statistics therefore implied that above 70 per cent who sat the WASSCE
did not obtained five credits including English and Mathematics.
Meanwhile, in November/December 2014 WASSCE, 246,853 candidates who sat
for the exams, only 72,522 candidates, representing 29.37 per cent, obtained
credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English Language. This
connotes that there is a decline in performance from that of 2014.
Recalled on Thursday, during a press briefing in Lagos The Head National
Office, Mr Olutise Isaac Adenipekun had concealed the statistical data of
candidates who scored five credits in English Language and Mathematics,
starting that it was not necessary.
He, however said: Of the 237,154 candidates sat the examination, 79,490
candidates, representing 33.51% obtained 6 credits and above.”