The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has released the results of the November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Of the 172,699 candidates that sat for the exam, only 66,496 obtained five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language.
This was revealed by the head of the examination body, Olu Adenipekun, on Friday.
“A total of 66,497 candidates, representing 38.50 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics,” he said.
“The percentage of candidates that obtained five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2014 and 2015, was 29.37 per cent and 20.59 per cent respectively.
“Plans to conduct a second diet of the examination is already at an advanced stage of approval. It may be possible next year.”
Adenipekun also stated that 1,210 out of the 172,699 candidates, still have their results being processed due to errors.
He said: “For the May/June examination, we work with schools and assist them to make sure that the biometric and bio data of the pupils are properly captured and uploaded.
“But with private candidates, they have to access our portal individually and upload their bio data.
“Some of the candidates, out of anxiety, will rush to answer the questions without writing their names and examination numbers.
“We will continue to educate the candidates such that the errors are reduced.”