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WASSCE 2020 records 65.24% credit pass in 5 subjects, including Mathematics and English

1,538,445 candidates sat for the examinations out of 1,549,740 students that registered, indicating 99.3% turn out. 

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WASSCE 2020 records 65.24% credit pass in 5 subjects, including Mathematics and English

In a recent development, the West African Examination Council board has announced that 1,003,668 candidates out of 1,538,445 students that sat for the 2020 WASSCE examination – representing about 65.24%, obtained at least a credit pass in a minimum of five subjects, that includes English and Mathematics.

This is according to a press release by the WAEC and verified by Nairametrics.

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Nairametrics had earlier reported that WAEC is set to release the 2020 SSCE result today being November 2, 2020. 

  • The latest figure indicates a marginal improvement of 1.06% when compared to the WASSCE 2019 results, where only 64.18% of the candidates that sat for the examinations recorded a minimum of a credit pass in English and Mathematics. 
  • Further breakdown of the result for the 2020 examination showed that, out of the over 1.3 million that recorded a minimum credit pass in English and Mathematics, 506,529 were female candidates representing about 50.47%, while 479,139 were male candidates.  

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Key metrics

  • 1,538,445 candidates sat for the examinations out of 1,549,740 students that registered, indicating 99.3% turn out. 
  • Out of the 1,538,445 that sat for the examinations, 780,660 were male students (50.74%), while 757,785 were female candidates (49.26%). 
  • 19,129 recognized secondary schools in Nigeria participated in the examinations 
  • 1,456,727 candidates representing 94.69% of the candidates that sat for the examinations have their results fully processed.
  • 1,338,348 candidates representing 86.99% obtained a minimum of credits in any five subjects with or without English and/or Mathematics.
  • The result of 215,149 candidates (about 13.98%) that sat for the examination has been withheld, in connection to various reported cases of examination malpractice, which is currently being investigated. 

Chidi Emenike is a graduate of economics, a Young African Leadership Initiative Fellow and an Investment Foundations certificate holder. He worked as a graduate Teaching Assistant in the Federal College of Education Kano and is also a trained National Peer Group Educator on Financial Inclusion

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