The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of private candidates who sat for the second series of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).


Patrick Areghan, WAEC head in Nigeria, broke the news on Monday.

According to him, 39.82 percent of the candidates obtained credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English.

He, however, said of the 61,509 candidates who took the examination, the results of 5,548 were withheld over alleged involvement in examination malpractice.


Areghan said the results showed that there has been an improvement in the performance of candidates over the last two years.

“Twenty Four Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety One (24,491) candidates representing 39.82% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics,” he said.

“Out of this number, 12,040 i. e. 49.16 percent were male candidates, while 12,451 i.e. 50.84 percent were female candidates.


“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018 and 2019, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 35.99 percent and 35.10 percent respectively. Thus, there is a marginal increase of 4.72 percent in performance in this regard.”

The development comes as the WAEC head in Nigeria announced the opening of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates.

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