The West African Examination Council on Wednesday released the full results of 1,543,683 candidates who sat for its May/June 2013 Secondary School Certificate Examination. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number represents 91.38 per cent of 1,689,188 candidates who registered for the examination. The Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Dr. Charles Eguridu, announced the results on Wednesday when he addressed a news conference in Lagos. Eguridu said 889,636 candidates obtained six credits and above, while 1,074,065 others obtained five credits and above. According to him, the results of 145,505 others, representing 8.62 per cent, were being processed due to some errors. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>
“These errors are traceable to the candidates as well as their schools in the course of registration or writing the examination.’’ The HNO explained that such errors were being corrected by the council to enable the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released subsequently.
Eguridu disclosed that the council cancelled the result of 2,176 candidates.
He explained that the cancellation was due to multiple entries by the candidates discovered while processing the results.
“In line with the council’s regulation, the entire results of such candidates who have been found guilty of this act had been cancelled, “ he said.
The HNO also said 112,865 results of candidates, representing 6.75 per cent, were withheld due to examination malpractice.