The West African Examinations (WAEC), has yesterday (Friday) in Lagos released its 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), withholding the results of 137,295, representing 8.89% candidates.

Just as a total of eight hundred and seventy eight thousand and forty (878,040) candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.” It will be recalled that in 2014 and 2015 the percentage of candidates that obtained five (5) credits and above including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE were 31.28% and 38.68% respectively.

The Head of Nigeria National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun while briefing journalists explained that the withheld results are in connection with various cases of examination malpractice, adding, “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.”

According to him, a total number of 1,552,758 Candidates sat for the May/June examination. Of the 1,544,234 who sat the exams, he said: “ A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70% obtained six (6) credits and above; one million one hundred sixty seven thousand four hundred and eighty four (1,167,484) candidates, representing 75.60% obtained five (5) credits and above, while one million two hundred and eighty two thousand two hundred and four (1,282,204) candidates, representing 83.03% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects.”

Adenipekun urged candidates who sat for the examination to check details of their performance on the Council’s result website - www.waecdirect.org.

Source: Vanguard Newspaper
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The National Examination Council NECO on Friday released the results of the Senior School Certificate Examination it conducted in and outside the country between June and July this year. It showed a remarkable improvement in the performance of candidates that sat for the examination. The new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Professor Charles Uwake, who released the result for the first time in Minna, Niger state, said of the 1,022,474 candidates that sat for the examination, 905,011 recorded credit and above in five subjects.

The general performance of the candidates in the examination this year, according to the Registrar, was 1% better than that of last year when 87.51% of the candidates passed as against the 88.51% this year. He also said that not less than 857,699 candidates had credit and above in English language and 812,846 candidates recorded the same performance in General Mathematics.

Nineteen overseas students sat for the examination this year with 15 of them recording credit and above in 5 subjects and above. An analysis of the result across the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory FCT indicated that Ekiti state topped all others with 96.485 of its candidates that sat for the examination coming out victorious while Edo state was second with 96.31% while Abias and Kogi were joint third.

Uwakwe disclosed that 43,905 cases of malpractices were recorded during the examination in which 194 schools were involved adding that 14 schools had been de registered as a result of the cheating by some of the candidates that sat for the examination.

He attributed the improved performance on the part of candidates to seriousness by the students, adding that parents were now more interested in the studies of their wards. In conclusion, candidates can now check their results online at the Council’s result portal - www.mynecoexams.com.

Source: ThisDay Newspaper
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Results of the May/June 2016 National Business Certificate (NBC) and National Technical Certificate (NTC) examinations which 69,472 candidates sat for nationwide have been released. Addressing reporters yesterday at the headquarters of the National Business And Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) which released the results in Benin City, Edo State, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Ifeoma Mercy Isiugo-Abanihe, said 38,280 candidates had five credits and above including English and Mathematics.

Thirty-eight thousand, two hundred and eighty (38,280) candidates have five credits and above with English and Mathematics, representing 55.93 per cent, while 54,485 have five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics representing 79.61 per cent of those examined.

“Comparatively, a total of 21,304 representing 30.38 per cent were certified as craftsmen in 2016, while in 2015, 19,000, representing 24.73 per cent were certified as craftsmen,” she said.

Isiugo-Abanihe added that out of the total number of candidates, 2,273 representing 3.32 per cent, were involved in examination malpractices.

Candidates can now check their results online at the Council’s result portal - http://eworld.nabtebnigeria.org

Source: Guardian Newspaper
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