The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday introduced the discharge of the outcomes for the 2022 Might/June food plan of the West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE) for college candidates.
In keeping with the examination physique, a complete of 1,222,505 candidates, amounting to 76.36 per cent of the 1,601,047 candidates that efficiently sat the examination, obtained credit and above in a minimal of 5 (5) topics, together with English Language and Arithmetic.
The statistics characterize a lower of greater than 5 per cent in efficiency compared with the 81.7 per cent pass price recorded in 2021.
In Nigeria, greater schooling admission seekers are anticipated to safe credit score passes in 5 topics related to their chosen programs of research, together with English Language and Arithmetic.
Asserting the outcomes on the headquarters of the examination physique in Lagos, the Head of Nigeria Workplace (HNO), Patrick Areghan, mentioned a complete of 597,811 of the candidates, representing 37 34 per cent, have been male; whereas 624,694, representing 39.02 per cent, have been feminine.
Mr Areghan additional added that 1,437,629 candidates, representing 89.79 per cent, have their outcomes totally processed and launched whereas 163,418 candidates, representing 10.21 per cent, have a couple of of their topics “nonetheless being processed because of some points being resolved.”
“Efforts are, nonetheless, being made to speedily full the processing to allow all of the affected candidates to get their outcomes totally processed and launched throughout the subsequent one week,” he mentioned.
He, nonetheless, famous that the outcomes of 365,564 candidates, representing 22.83 per cent of the full variety of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in reference to numerous instances of examination malpractice.
“That is 11.74 per cent greater than the ten.9 per cent recorded within the WASSCE for Faculty Candidates, 2021.”
He linked the excessive variety of such instances to the poor preparation by candidates, saying “preparations for examinations are poor.”
Mr Areghan mentioned there was over-reliance on malpractices and “the so-called ‘Expo,” which he famous is definitely non-existent.
“Candidates merely acquired annoyed after they acquired into the examination corridor and found that every one they’d celebrated was pretend. This has pitiably led to a few of them failing the examination, which if they’d relied on themselves and studied arduous, would have handed like many others,” he mentioned.
He pledged that the council will proceed to sanction all instances of examination malpractice and that faculties, supervisors, academics and candidates discovered responsible can be handled based on the legal guidelines of the nation.
“It’s the baby whose future is being destroyed. Mother and father should cease funding ‘expo’ for his or her youngsters; it doesn’t assist. Those that take pleasure in posting objects on designated platforms are nothing however future destroyers. Beneficiaries of such ‘assist’ won’t ever go unpunished as they may by no means have their outcomes. All palms have to be on deck to sanitise the system,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the examination physique complained of the affect of insecurity on the conduct of the examination, revealing ugly experiences in each the South-eastern and North-western areas of the nation.
Mr Areghan, nonetheless, thanked the safety operatives and officers of WAEC for his or her dedication and dedication all through the interval the examination lasted.
He mentioned: “As traditional, we have been confronted with the Herculean job of conducting the examination in a harsh surroundings, given the present insecurity within the nation, with the quite a few instances of banditry, kidnapping and insurgency.
“Circumstances of disruption have been skilled in some elements of the South East. There have been additionally some critical considerations in elements of the North West. We’re grateful to God that although the difficulty of insecurity persevered, the examination was performed and scripts marked efficiently, all through the nation, with the collaboration of the state governments involved, the Navy and the Nigeria Police Drive.”