The statistics of the 2012/2013 West African Senior school Leaving certificate examination (WASSCE)conducted few months ago, shows that majority of the candidates who sat for the examination, would be experiencing shortfalls in major areas.
In a breakdown of the report by the Zonal Co-ordinator, Mr AlozieN.U, it was revealed that, A total of 324,998 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 310. 077 candidates consisting of 168,835 male and 141,242 female candidates sat the examination.
The results of 51,876 candidates, representing 16. 73% are being withheld, based on various reports of their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
Statistics show that 250,487 candidates representing 80. 78% have two credits and above; 217,161 candidates (70. 03), have three credits and above; while 180,480 candidates(58. 20), have four credits and above.
Furthermore, 141,167 candidates (45. 52%), obtained five credits and above, while 99,750 candidates (32.16%) obtained six credits and above.
On the basis of University admission qualifications, Mr Alozie disclosed that:
A total of 133,507 candidates (43. 06%) obtained credit and above in English, while 151,569 candidates (48. 88%) obtained credit and above in Mathematics. About 62,295 candidates, representing (20. 04%) obtained credits in English language, Mathematics and at least three other subjects.
A total number of 33 blind candidates sat the examination, and from this figure,4 candidates, representing (12. 12%), obtained credits in five subjects, including English Language.
Blind candidates are exempted from taking mathematics and science practicals in WASSCE diets.
Finally, Candidates who sat the examination will be able to check the details of their performance with their scratch cards on our result checking website:www. waecdirect.org as soon it is out.
Mr Alozie N. U Zonal Coordinator, WAEC.
Mondaytech team reporting