The West African Examinations Council has released the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates, 2021-First Series.
The Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan,who disclosed this at a press briefing ,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.
According to the analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates, 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 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.
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 English Language and Mathematics.