The West African Examinations Council has released the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination results for private candidates.
The Head of the National Office (HNO), WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan, made this disclosure during a press briefing with newsmen on Tuesday.
Areghan said the examination was designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.
“The examination is primarily designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.
“The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Eight (2,938) candidates representing 40.31 percent 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 percent 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 percent were male candidates, while One Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-One (1,121) i.e. 51.07 percent 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 percent and 32.23 percent respectively,” he said.
Recall that the exam was initially scheduled to commence on Saturday, November 14, 2020, but was later rescheduled for Monday, November 30, 2020.