The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released its 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results.
The examination body disclosed on Friday in Lagos that it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates who sat for the exam.
This, WAEC said, represents 8.89% of the total candidates that partook in the exercise few months ago.
In the breakdown released by the body, 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
WAEC, while briefing newsmen, explained that the withheld results are in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.
According to Mr Adenipekun, these cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration.
He also explained that a total of 1,552,758 candidates sat for the May/June examination.
In the breakdown, Mr Adenipekun said, “A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70% obtained six (6) credits and above; one million one hundred sixty seven thousand four hundred and eighty four (1,167,484) candidates, representing 75.60% obtained five (5) credits and above, while one million two hundred and eighty two thousand two hundred and four (1,282,204) candidates, representing 83.03% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects.”
Recall that in 2014 and 2015, the percentage of candidates that obtained five (5) credits and above including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE were 31.28% and 38.68% respectively.