The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday gave a
breakdown of results of January/February series of the 2018 West
African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The results can be assessed on WAEC website www.waecdirect.org
Mr Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office (HNO), who announced
the release in Lagos, explained that results of 1,021 candidates
According to Adenipekun, the results were withheld in connection
with various reported cases of examination malpractice by the
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,” Adenipekun disclosed.
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
Adenipekun also said that 3,263 candidates obtained credits and
above in five subjects, while 2,010 others obtained credits and
above in six subjects.
“A total 1,937 candidates, representing 17.13 per cent, obtained the
minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English
Language and Mathematics.
“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.