The release of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school applicants in May/June 2022 has been announced by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). At the examination body’s headquarters in Lagos, Head of Nigeria Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, announced the results’ release.
He claims that a total of 1,222,505 applicants, or 76.36 percent of the 1,601,047 candidates who successfully took the test, received credits or higher in at least five (5) disciplines, including English Language and Mathematics.
Comparing the numbers to the 81.7% pass rate seen in 2021, they show a performance decline of more than 5%.
Male candidates made up a total of 597,811 of the candidates, or 37.34%, while female candidates made up 624,694, or 39.00%.
While 163,418 candidates—representing 10.21%—have a few of their subjects “still being processed owing to certain difficulties being handled,” 1,437,629 candidates—representing 89.79%—have had all of their results processed and disseminated.
To allow all the impacted applicants to get their results completely processed and disseminated within the next week, he stated, “efforts are, nevertheless, being made to rapidly finish the procedure.”
However, he pointed out that 365,564 applicants’ results, or 22.83 percent of all candidates who took the test, are being delayed due to different instances of examination misconduct.
Compared to the 10.9 percent reported in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021, this is 11.74 percent higher.
Within the following 24 hours, candidates who took the test and paid their dues to the Council may check their results on the Council’s results website at https://www.waecdirect.org/.