Breaking News: WAEC Releases First Series 2021 WASSCE Results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the first series of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

This was disclosed on Tuesday April 6, 2021, by the Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan.

Areghan said the examination was primarily designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions to reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.

In his words, “The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the seven thousand two hundred and eighty-nine (7,289) candidates that sat the examination, two thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight (2,938) candidates representing 40.31 percent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (with or without the English Language and/or Mathematics.”

He added that one thousand three hundred and ninety-six (1,396) were male and one thousand five hundred and forty-two (1,542) were female candidates, representing 47.52% and 52.48 % respectively.

“Two thousand one hundred and ninety-five (2,195) candidates representing 30.11 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including the English Language and Mathematics.

“Of this number, one thousand and seventy-Four (1,074) i.e. 48.93 per cent were male candidates, while one thousand, One Hundred and twenty-one (1,121) i.e. 51.07 per cent were female candidates.

“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 and 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including the English Language and Mathematics, were 26.08 per cent and 32.23 per cent respectively. Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 2.12 per cent in performance in this regards,” he concluded.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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