The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released results of the 2021 second series edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
WAEC/WASSCE for Private Candidates also known as General Certificate Examination, GCE, is usually written in November/December and is mostly taken by secondary school leavers who want to correct deficiencies in their results.
It’s a private examination and no uniforms are worn during the exam sitting, only biometric registration is compulsory.
The examination body said that a total of 48.61% of the total number of candidates that took part in the examination got credits in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
This was made known on Monday by the Head of the National Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, who said that the examination was conducted at the same time throughout the five-member countries, including Nigeria.
Areghan during the briefing said, “25,008 candidates representing 48.61 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, of this number, 12, 272 were male candidates, while 12,736 were female candidates.
“A total of 52, 973 candidates registered for the examination. The conduct of the examination took place from Friday, November 12, 2021, to Wednesday, December 22, 2021.”
He added that there is an encouraging 8.79% improvement in performance in the last examination.
Meanwhile, the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has announced that the 2022/23 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) Registrations will now commence in the 3rd week of February.
The exam body in a statement released last Tuesday said the exercise earlier scheduled to start on February 12, 2022, will now kick off on Saturday, February 19th and end on the 26th of March 2022.
According to JAMB, the reschedule was to enable more fine-tuning of the upgraded and user-friendly procedures for candidates’ registration.
The development according to Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, JAMB, is aimed at accommodating feedback from candidates and other stakeholders.
He noted that the fine-tuning process will round up within the one-week extension period given before the commencement of registration, Naija News reports.