Authorities of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) have announced that results of its 2018 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates will be announced in Lagos, on Wednesday.
The council’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu, disclosed this to Daily Independent on Tuesday, saying that the council has again, in the words of the Head of National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun, fulfilled its promise to reduce the waiting days for the release of result from 90 days.
It will be recalled that about 1.5million candidates registered for the 2018 WASSCE for school candidates that commenced on March 27 and was concluded on May 15.
Results of the 2017 examination showed that 923,486, representing 59.22 percent, of the 1,559,162 candidates that sat for the examination, obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
The 2017 result recorded a seven percent improvement on what was obtained in the same examination in both 2015 and 2016, with 38.68 and 52.97 respectively.
Further statistics from the 2017 examination showed that 214,952 candidates that cheated last year had their results seized by the authorities.