WAEC releases 2021 result, records 81.7% success rate

WAEC releases 2021 result, records 81.7% success rate
WAEC releases 2021 result, records 81.7% success rate

Africa-Press – Gambia. The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released the result of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

Mr. Patrick Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office of the Council who disclosed this on Monday, 22 November, said a total of 80.56 percent have been fully processed, and 19.44 percent are still being processed due to some issues being resolved.

Mr. Patrick said One Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty-Nine (1,573,849) candidates registered for the examination, and 1,560,261 candidates sat the examination.

According to him, 1,274,784 persons, representing 81.7%, had credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Mr. Patrick while announcing the result said the examination, which was an international one, took place simultaneously throughout the five-member countries of the Council, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

He added that the same international timetable was used, Daily Post reports.

He said: “The examination ended on October 8, 2021, and today, Monday, November 22, 2021, 45 days after the conduct of the last paper, we are releasing the result.

“This is a record time, taking into consideration the fact that we lost a week to insecurity, during the marking exercise in the South East, occasioned by the heightened tension before and during the Anambra gubernatorial election.

“It is, therefore, not true, as you can see, that WAEC delayed the release of the results of the WASSCE (SC) 2021 as being speculated in some quarters. We have kept to our promise, in spite of all odds.

“We should be praised rather than being vilified. Nothing can be faster or earlier than what we have done.

“We do not release results without marking the scripts and processing the scores. We are grateful to the examiners for doing a good job within the stipulated period.”

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