The West African Examination Council has released the results of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, with 1,338,348 candidates passing with five credits and above.
Head of the Nigerian Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan, announced the result at a press briefing on Monday.
The result shows the girls beating the boys.
Areghan said 1,338,348 obtained five credits, with or without English and Mathematics.
Out of the 1,003,668 who obtained five credits with both Mathematics and English, the girls share was 506,529, representing 50.47%.
The male students who also obtained the same level of credits were 497,139 or 49.53%.
Candidates who obtained five credits with English and Maths were slightly more than those who did so in 2019.
According to Areghan, while 64.18 % of candidates made five credits with Maths and English in 2019, in 2020, 65.24% made it.
Areghan also disclosed that 215,149 results are being withheld for various examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigation will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council for determination in due course”, he said.
Students who have paid the fees for the exam can access their results at www.waecdirect.org.
They are expected to use their result checker pin and serial numbers for access.
Overall, 1,538,445 students sat for the exam, out of 1,549,740 who registered.
Out of the candidates, 780,660 were male and 757,785 were females.