81.7 per cent of candidates obtained five credits+ in WAEC -Areghan

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A total number of 1,274, 784 candidates, representing 81.7 per cent, obtained five credits and above in English Language and Mathematics in the just released Senior School Certificate Examination results for 2021 in Nigeria.

The results were announced on Monday by Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council.

The body also announced that by total of 1,560,261 candidates sat for the examinations from 19,425 recognised secondary schools across the country.

Areghan said that the international examination held simultaneously in the five-member countries of the Council – The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

He disclosed that a uniform international timetable was used for the examination.

“The examination ended on October 8, 2021, and today, Monday, November 22, 2021 – 45 days after the conduct of the last paper, we are releasing the result,”he said

“This is a record time, taking into consideration the fact that we lost a week to insecurity, during the marking exercise in the South-East, occasioned by the heightened tension before and during the Anambra gubernatorial election.

“It is, therefore, not true, as you can see, that WAEC delayed the release of the results of the WASSCE 2021 as being speculated in some quarters. We have kept to our promise, in spite of all odds.

“We should be praised rather than being vilified. Nothing can be faster or earlier than what we have done.

“We do not release results without marking the scripts and processing the scores. We are grateful to the examiners for doing a good job within the stipulated period.”

 

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