The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday released results of the May/June 2021 for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The Head of Nigeria’s Office (HNO) of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, made the announcement at the exam body’s office in Yaba, Lagos.
Acknowledging the results as impressive, he said: “One Million, Two Hundred and Seventy Four Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eighty Four (1,274,784) candidates, representing 81.7%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“Of this number, Six Hundred and Thirty Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty Eight (630,138) i.e. 49.43% were male candidates, while Six Hundred and Forty Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty Six (644,646) i.e. 50.57% were female candidates.
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 65.24%. Thus, there is an appreciable 16.46% improvement in performance in this regard.”
Areghan, who gave credit to the federal and the state governments for the improvement in the performance, said WAEC could not be said to be responsible for such apart from its collaborative efforts towards enhancing the standard of education in Nigeria and the other West African countries.