West African Examinations Council releases result, records 76.36% pass

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results for the 2022 May/June diet of the examination for school candidates, disclosing that a total of 1,222,505 candidates, amounting to 76.36 per cent of the 1,601,047 candidates that successfully sat the examination, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Penpushing reports that the Head of Nigeria Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, on Monday while announcing the results explained that the statistics represent a decrease of more than five per cent in performance when compared with the 81.7 per cent pass rate recorded in 2021.

The board said a total of 597,811 of the candidates, representing 37 34 per cent, were male; while 624,694, representing 39.02 per cent, were female, adding that 1,437,629 candidates, representing 89.79 per cent, have their results fully processed and released while 163,418 candidates, representing 10.21 per cent, have a few of their subjects “still being processed due to some issues being resolved

“Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released within the next one week’, Areghan emphaised.

Penpushing further reports that, he pointed out  that the results of 365,564 candidates, representing 22.83 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.

The Head of Nigeria Office explained that, this was  11.74 per cent higher than the 10.9 per cent recorded in the examination for School Candidates, 2021,adding that there was over-reliance on malpractices and the so-called ‘Expo,” which he noted is actually non-existent.

“Candidates simply got frustrated when they got into the examination hall and discovered that all they had celebrated was fake. This has pitiably led to some of them failing the examination, which if they had relied on themselves and studied hard, would have passed like many others,” he said.

Penpushing also reports that, he assured that the council will continue to sanction all cases of examination malpractice stressing that schools, supervisors, teachers and candidates found guilty would be dealt with according to the laws of the country.

“It is the child whose future is being destroyed. Parents must stop funding ‘expo’ for their children; it does not help. Those who indulge in posting items on designated platforms are nothing but destiny destroyers. Beneficiaries of such ‘help’ will never go unpunished as they will never have their results. All hands must be on deck to sanitise the system,” he said.

Penpushing reports that, higher education admission seekers are expected to secure credit passes in five subjects relevant to their chosen courses of study, including English Language and Mathematics in Nigeria

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