West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the results of the 2017 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) written by one million, 559 thousand and 162 final year secondary school students nationwide.
Head of WAEC Nigeria national office, Mr Olu Adenipekun announcing the results at a news conference in Lagos, said it is an improvement over the results of 2015 and 2016.
The breakdown of the results shows that 923,486 candidates representing 59.22 per cent of the candidates, obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
The council, according to the council, also withheld 214,952 results, representing the results of 13.7 per cent of candidates who wrote the examination.
“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.
“The committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools,’’ he said.