The much anticipated May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination result has been released by the West African Examinations Council.
The Head, National Office of WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu, announced the release of the results in Lagos on Monday.
Mr. Charles Eguridu disclosed that the total of candidates who sat for the examination constituted 84.31 per cent.
According to him, 1,692,435 candidates, comprising 929,075 males and 763,360 females, sat for the examinations in the country.
Eguridu, who admitted that there was a marginal decline in the performance of the candidates this year unlike in the last two years, added that 145,795 candidates, representing 8.61 per cent had their results withheld for alleged examination malpractice.
He added, “Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 791,227 candidates, representing 46.75 per cent obtained six credits and above, while 982,472 candidates representing 58.05 per cent, obtained five credits and above.
“A total of 529,425 candidates, representing 31.28 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics. When compared to the 2012 and 2013 May/June WASSCE diets, there is marginal decline in the performance of candidates.”
On the withheld results, Eguridu said, their cases were being investigated and that the reports would be presented in November to the Nigeria examinations Committee for consideration.
The HNO, who urged candidates to check details of their results online in the next 24 hours, added that 150 blind candidates sat for the examination.
According to him, 21 of them, representing 14 per cent obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
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