The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the result of the November/December 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (Private).
The result was announced by the new Head of the National Office (HNO), Mr Olutise Adenipekun, at a press conference in Lagos State, on Thursday.
According to the breakdown, a total of 237,154 candidates sat the examination, consisting 124,512 male, 112,642 female candidates and 37 visually-challenged candidates.
Adenipekun said: “Out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 235,542 candidates, representing 99.32 per cent had their results fully processed and released. 1,612 candidates (representing 0.68 per cent) had a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors, traceable mainly to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.”
Adenipekun further disclosed that 33.51 per cent of the total number of students who sat the examination obtained six credits and above.
He added: “113,573 candidates, representing 47.88 per cent obtained five credits. In addition, 146,253 candidates, representing 61.67 per cent obtained credits and above in four subjects, while 175,718 candidates, representing 74.09 per cent obtained credits and above in three subjects. A total of 200,304 candidates (84.46 per cent) obtained credits and above in two subjects.”
He said 28,768 results had been withheld “in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.”