137,295 Withheld As WAEC Releases 2016 Results
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.
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.
He added that one million three hundred and seventy thousand forty nine (1,370,049) candidates, representing 88.72% obtained credit and above in three (3) subjects, while one million four hundred and thirty eight thousand six hundred and seventy nine (1,438,679) candidates, representing 93.16% obtained credit and above in two (2) subjects.
The portal for the result checking would be open to candidates on Saturday, August 6, 2016.