The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, on Monday released the results of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations(WASSCE).
WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, announced this during a media briefing.
According to Areghan, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday announced the release of the results for the 2022 May/June diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates.
According to the examination body, a total of 1,222,505 candidates, amounting to 76.36 per cent of the 1,601,047 candidates that successfully sat the examination, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
The statistics represent a decrease of more than five per cent in performance when compared with the 81.7 per cent pass rate recorded in 2021.
In Nigeria, higher education admission seekers are expected to secure credit passes in five subjects relevant to their chosen courses of study, including English Language and Mathematics.
Announcing the results at the headquarters of the examination body in Lagos, the Head of Nigeria Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, said a total of 597,811 of the candidates, representing 37 34 per cent, were male; while 624,694, representing 39.02 per cent, were female.