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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Why we withheld 14,756 results in the just concluded GCE - WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has withheld a total of 14,756 results in the 2017 October/November West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The results of the candidates in the examination were withheld over allegations of malpractices, it was learnt.

Daily Trust reports that Olu Adenipekun, who heads the national office of WAEC, made the revelation while announcing the result of the October/November examination.

Olanipekun said the 14,756 candidates whose results are being withheld represent 11.07 percent of the total number of 133, 223 candidates who sat for the examinations.
He said: "The results of 14,756 candidates, representing 11.07 percent 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."
Olanipekun further revealed that 34,664 candidates representing 26.01 percent obtained credits in five subjects including Mathematics and English Language.

He reportedly said: "The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2015 and 2016 was 28.59 percent and 38.50 percent, respectively."


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