By Florence Ebebe, News Editor
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday announced the release of the results of candidates who sat for the 2020 Private Candidates West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSE).
The council’s management led by Mr. Olu I. Adenipekun, same day, aslo commissioned an ulta-modern office compex at Yaba and a palatial staff quarters at the highbrow Ikeja GRA, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Using the universities entry requirement as a the benchmark for reviewing the released results, this year’s 32.23% credit grade scored in 5 subjects, including English and General Mathematics, is an improvement compared to last year’s 26.08% in same examination.
Further analysis of the statistics of the candidates’ performance in the examination shows that Nine Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty Eight (9,438) candidates, representing 78.16% obtained credit and above in two (2) subjects; while Eight Thousand One Hundred and Twenty Five (8,125) candidates, representing 67.29% obtained credit and above in three (3) subjects; Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen (6,713) candidates, representing 55.59% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects;
Five Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty One (5,251) candidates, representing 43.49% obtained credit and above in five (5) subjects.
The results was released 30 days after the conclusion of the examination, on keeping with the promise of the management, the examination s havi ended on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. At a press conference held at it’s headquarters in Yaba, Lagos, Adenipekun stated that a total of Twelve Thousand Three Hundred and Ninety Five (12,395) candidates registered for the examination, out of which Twelve Thousand Seventy Five (12,075) candidates sat the examination.
“Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination Six Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty One (6,331) were male and Five Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Four (5,744) were female, representing 52% and 47.57% respectively. “Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, Eleven Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen (11,816) candidates, representing 97.86% have their results fully processed and released while Two Hundred and Fifty Nine (259) candidates, representing 2.14% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
“‘Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently. ” He revealed that te results of Five Hundred and Forty Eight (548) candidates, representing 4.54% of the total candidature for the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will 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. ” Candidates who sat the examination, the council’s helmsman further hinted, are now free to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org.
Also the result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by the candidates to check their results online are contained on the Candidate’s Photo Card obtained by each candidate during the registration for the examination, he explained. Adenipekun also showcased the Electronic Certificate Management System, an online portal being deployed to enable private candidates request for their certificates online.
“Today, I am happy to report that, beginning with the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2020-First Series, the collection of certificates would be based on requests by candidates online via the Electronic Certificate Management System platform. In order for this to be done seamlessly, we have entered into a partnership with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).
“Therefore, using the Expedited Mail Delivery Service of NIPOST, candidates can upon application and required payments done online, have their certificates delivered to them in any State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Adenipekun assured with evidence confidence.