The May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result released by the examination body, West African Examination Council (WAEC), on Friday August 10, has shown as increase of about 8percent from last year’s performance. Iyi Uwadiae, the head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, made this known during the formal announcement of the release of the results at the council’s head quarters in Lagos.
Uwadiae disclosed that out of the 1,672,224 candidates that sat for the examination, 649,156 representing 38.81percent obtained credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics, which is an increase of about 8percent to the 30.91percent recorded in 2011.
According to the WAEC boss, there has been a consistent improvement in the performance of students in the examination since 2010 which he says “is an indication that investment in the education sector, particularly, under the transformation agenda of the present administration is beginning to yield dividends.”
He said out of the total number that sat for the examination, 1,545,004 candidates representing 91.10percent have their results fully released while 150,874 candidates, representing 8.90percent have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and the schools in the course of registration and writing of the examination.
While disclosing that the Council was already working to correct the errors in order to fully release the results of the affected candidates, Uwadiae announced that the results of a total of 122,000 candidates, representing 6.70percent were being withheld in connection with cases of examination malpractices which are being investigated. This, he noted was a decline from last year’s record, noting that an improvement in performance translates to a decrease in malpractices.
He however announced that candidates will be able to check the details of their performance on the Council’s results website:www.waecdirect.org within the next 48 hours.
To Check Your WASSCE 2012 Result
1. Log on to the WAEC website www.waecdirect.org
Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.
(This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789 )
2. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2002
3. Select the Type of Examination
4. Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card.
5. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card
6. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up
Your results will be out in the pop up window .
I wish you a big success in your result.
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