Female students who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination outclass their male counterparts according to West African Examination Council, WAEC.
The West African Examination Council has disclosed that female students who sat for the 2019 senior school certificate examination performed better than their male counterparts by getting all the minimum requirements of five credits, including Mathematics and English Language.
Of the 1,590,173 candidates drawn from 18,639 recognized secondary schools in Nigeria who registered and sat for the examination, the female students were reported to have performed better according to the Council’s Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekin.
Adenipekun who made the disclosure on Friday at the Council’s national office Yaba, Lagos state, disclosed that 64.18 per cent of the candidates who sat for the examination obtained five credits, a 14.18 per cent increase from the 50 per cent of 2018.
”A total of 1,596,161 candidates registered for the examination from 18,639 recognized secondary schools in Nigeria.
Of that number, 1,590,173 candidates sat for the examination, among which 822,098 were male while 768,075 were female, representing 51.70 per cent and 48.30 per cent respectively.
”No fewer than 1,309,570 candidates representing 82.35 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects, i.e with or without English Language and/or Mathematics; while 1,020,519 candidates, representing 64.18 per cent, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
”Of this number, 507,862, that is 49.77 per cent, were males and 512,657, that is 50.23 per cent, were female candidates.
”The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates was 50 per cent in 2018.”
Adenipekun further stressed that the results of 1,468,071 candidates, representing 92.32 per cent of candidates that sat for the examination, were fully processed; while 122,102, representing 7.68 per cent of candidates that sat for the examination had a few of their subjects still being processed.
Meanwhile, the council has urged students who are not indebted to the council to log onto their website and access their results online using the result checker PIN on their smart identity cards used during the conduct of the examination.
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Also the spokesperson of the board, Demianus Ojijeogu in a statement released on the council’s official Twitter handle @waecnigeria on Thursday had notified students that the results will be released in the next 24 hours.
”This is to inform candidates and the general public that the results of the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2019 in Nigeria will be released by the Council within the next 24 hours.”
How to check 2019 May/June result
1) Candidates should visit WAEC 2019 result checking portal at https://www.waecdirect.org.
2) Candidates should enter the WAEC Examination Number in the required column.
3) Select your Examination Year i.e. 2019.
4) Select your Examination Type which is SCHOOL CANDIDATE RESULT.
5) Enter the Card Serial Number.
6) Enter the Card PIN.
7) Candidates should click “Submit” button to get your 2018 WAEC Result.