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WAEC Releases 2016 WASSCE Results

The West African Examinations Council has
officially announced the release of the May/June
2016 West African Senior School Certificate
Examination (WASSCE) results.
Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, the
Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Isaac
Adenipekun, said that a total of 1,552,758
candidates registered for the examination, out of
which 1,544,234 sat for the exam.
He said that 825,650, representing 53.5% were
male while 718,585, representing 46.5% were
female.
In a breakdown of the results, a total of 1,393,907
candidates, representing 90.26% have their results
fully released while 158,718 candidates,
representing 9.74% have a few of their subjects
still being processed due to some errors mainly
traceable to the candidates and schools in the
course of registration or writing the examination.
Such errors are being corrected by the Council to
enable the affected candidates get their results
fully processed and released subsequently.
A total of 878,040 candidates, representing
52.97%, obtained credits in five subjects and
above, including English Language and
Mathematics.
The HNO added that there was a significant
improvement in the performance of candidates
when compared with the results of 2014 and 2015
examinations.
Speaking on the performance of blind candidates,
Mr. Adenipekun, said that 133 visually challenged
candidates registered for and sat for the
examination from which 23 candidates,
representing 17.29% got credits in 5 subjects,
including English Language and Mathematics.
He further stated that candidates will be able to
check their results on the Council’s website within
the next 24 hours.

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