WAEC Finally releases 2017 examination results




WAEC has released the result of the
2017 examination
- The result indicated that more students
scored credit passes in 5 subjects and
above compared to 2015 and 2016
- Candidates who sat the exam will be
able to check their results via http://
www.waecdirect.org

The result of the West African Examination
Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate
Examination has been released on Monday,
July 17.

The information was released via the
official twitter page of the exam body.
According to the report, 1,567,016
candidates registered for the examination,
out of which 1,559,162 candidates sat the
examination.

Of those that wrote the examination,
923,486 candidates, representing. 59.22%,
obtained minimum of credits in 5 subjects
& above, including English Language and
Mathematics.

This performance is better than for 2015
and 2016 where it was 38.68% and 52.97%,
respectively.

The Punch reports that Mr. Olu
Adenipekun who is the head of the WAEC
national office said some results were being
withheld due to error but promised that
the problems will be rectified.

He said: “Out of the total number of
candidates that sat for the examination,
1,471,151 candidates, representing 94.36
per cent, have their results fully processed
and released, while 95,734 candidates,
representing 5.64 per cent, have a few of
their subjects still being processed due to
errors 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 and released.”

Loaditeupdates earlier reported that the exam
body has promised that the result would be
released on or before July 19.

The early release of results is part of
WAEC's new strategy tagged 'Project 60'
which is aimed at improving the standard
of service delivery in the educational
sector.

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