West African Examinations Council releases 2016 Nov/Dec WASSCE


The West African Examinations Council has released the results for the 2016 November/December WASSCE.

According to the body, 176,621 candidates registered for the WASSCE for Private Candidates, while 172,699 candidates sat the examination.

88,290 were male and 84,409 were female representing 51.12% and 48.88% respectively.

175,411 candidates, representing 99.31% have their results fully processed and released.

1,210 candidates, representing 0.69% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors .mainly traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination. Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed & released

149,651 candidates, representing 86.65% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects.

134,152 candidates, representing 77.67% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects.

116,133 candidates, representing 67.25% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects

95,294 candidates, representing 55.18% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects

72,229 candidates, representing 41.82% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.

66,497 candidates,representing 38.50%,obtained credits in five (5) subjects & above, including English Lang. & Mathematics.

The percentage of candidates that obtained five credits & above including English Lang. & Maths in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2014 and 2015 was 29.37% and 20.59% respectively.

19 visually challenged candidates registered for and sat the examination in Nigeria. From this figure, 4 candidates, representing 21.05% obtained credit in five (5) subjects, including English Language & Maths.

The body also announced via it’s twitter handle (@waecnigeria) that results of 13,488 candidates, representing 7.81% of the total candidature for the exam are being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice. The cases are being investigated & reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration  The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates thereafter. Candidates who sat the examination will be able to check the details of their performance on theouncil’s results website:

Beginning from 2016, it’s no longer May/June or Nov/Dec. It’s now WASSCE for School Candidates & WASSCE for Private Candidates and just in case you plan on writing the exams, WASSCE for School Candidates, 2017 registration is ongoing & will close on January 16, 2017. It’s strictly for students already in SS3.


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