The 2016 May/June results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were released on Friday, August 5, 2016.
The examinations body announced that it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent of those who took the examinations.
This, according to Olu Adenipekun, the Head, Nigeria National Office, was due to 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,” he said.
The exams body said that of the 1, 552, 758 students who sat for the May/June exams, 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97 per cent, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70 per cent obtained six credits and above, 1,167,484 candidates, representing 75.60 per cent obtained five credits and above. While 1,282,204 candidates, representing 83.03 per cent obtained credit and above in four subjects,” it said.
“1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72 per cent obtained credit and above in three subjects, 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16 per cent obtained credit and above in two subjects,” he said.
On its Twitter page, WAEC Nigeria announced on Friday evening that the malpractice cases were being investigated and reports of the investigation would be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course.
The body also said subsequently, that the committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.