65.24 Percent Candidates Pass WASSCE 2020 As NECO Resumes Suspended SSCE Exams

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The results of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted between August 17 and September 12 show that only 65.24 per cent of the candidates who sat for the examination have Credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

 

NEWS FLAKES NG reports that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced this on Monday at a media briefing on the release of the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE).

 

The examination was earlier scheduled to start on April 6 but could not because of the outbreak of Coronavirus.

 

 

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WAEC’s Head of the National Office, Patrick Areghan, noted that 1,549,740 candidates registered for the examination, while 1,538,445 sat for it.

 

Areghan said 1,338,348 candidates, representing 86.99 per cent, obtained Credits and above in a minimum of any five subjects – with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.

 

He said 1,003,668 candidates, representing 65.24 per cent, obtained Credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

 

Areghan said the results of 215,149 candidates, representing 13.98 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, were being withheld.

 

He said: “A total of 1,549,740 candidates registered for the examination from 19,129 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria. Of the number that registered for the examination, 1,538,445 candidates sat the examination.”

 

 

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NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the examination was also taken by candidates from schools in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic and Equatorial Guinea, where the Nigeria curriculum for Senior Secondary School is being used.

 

The spokesman also said the results of candidates representing 13.9 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination were being withheld in connection with cases of malpractice.

 

“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course,” he said.

 

Candidates who sat the examination and have duly fulfilled their financial obligations can check their results on the examination body’s website: www.waecdirect.org.

 

 

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Meanwhile, in a related development, the National Examination Council, NECO, has announced resumption of the 2020 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, SSCE, that was suspended indefinitely due to the crises that arose across the country as aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. 

 

This was contained a recent press release by Azeez Sani, the Council’s  Head Information and Public Relations Division, a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG. 

 

The statement also added that a new time table for the examination is to be released by the council on 4th November, 2020 ahead of the the exam slated to restart on Monday 9th November, 2020. 

 

See full release below;

NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (NECO)

 

2nd November 2020

PRESS RELEASE

 

  RESUMPTION OF THE 2020 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS (INTERNAL)

 

The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to inform candidates, schools and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all states and the FCT from Monday 9th November 2020. 

 

 

The Council was constrained to postpone the examinations indefinitely on Monday 25th October 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the Country.

 

Following the return of normalcy in the states and FCT, the examinations will now continue with a new Time-Table from Monday 9th November, 2020 to Saturday 28th November, 2020. 

 

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This new Time-Table will be made available to the general public, schools and candidates from Wednesday 4th November, 2020. The Time-Table can also be seamlessly downloaded from the NECO official website: www.neco.gov.ng

 

The Council thanks the general public and candidates for their patience and understanding during the period the SSCE was suspended. NECO assures the general public of quality service in the discharge of her statutory responsibilities at all times. 

 

Azeez Sani

Head Information and Public Relations Division

NECO

 

 

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