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‘2021 WASSCE scheduled to be written in August’ – WAEC reveals



The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has revealed that this year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be written in August.

This was made by WAEC’s head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, on their official Twitter handle on Friday, April 9.

The examinations will start in August and end in September and giving a reason for that date change considering the fact that the exam is normally taken between May/June, he indicated that the examination could not hold during the usual May/June period because of the disruption to the school calendar caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He further added that an international timetable for the August 16 to September 30 exam will be released in due course.

The post was made with the caption;

“Kindly see the attached Press Release. Thank you.”

Days ago, the agency officially made it known that the 2021 results for private candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), First Series have been released.

Mr. Patrick Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC engaged reporters and made the submission that the examination was mainly conducted to help candidates who are seeking admission to tertiary institutions to meet admission deadlines.

“The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine (7,289) candidates that sat the examination:

Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Eight (2,938) candidates representing 40.31 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (with or without English Language and/or Mathematics; out of which One Thousand Three Hundred and Ninety-Six (1,396) were male and One Thousand five Hundred and Forty-Two (1,542) were female candidates, representing 47.52%and 52.48 % respectively;

Two Thousand One Hundred and Ninety-Five (2,195) candidates representing 30.11 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

Of this number, One Thousand and Seventy-Four (1,074) i.e. 48.93 per cent were male candidates, while One Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-One (1,121) i.e. 51.07 per cent were female candidates. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 and 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, were 26.08 per cent and 32.23 per cent respectively. Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 2.12 per cent in performance in this regards.”

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