2018 WAEC Result: Only 49.98% Passed as WAEC Pass Rate Declines

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC,on wednesday released results of the 2018 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE. The released 2018 WAEC result showed that only 49.98 per cent obtained five credits in English Language and Mathematics.

Addressing newsmen at WAEC national office in Lagos, the Head of Nigeria Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun, said:

“786,016 candidates representing 49.98% obtained credits and above in minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

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He stated that “A total of 1,578,846 candidates registered for the examination from 17,886 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria, adding, Out of the registered candidates, 1,572,396 candidates sat for the examination.

Out of this number, “1,470,338 candidates, representing 93.51% have their results fully processed and released while 102,058 candidates representing 6.49% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors which are traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.

“Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently, he said. In the breakdown of the results.

Continuing his breakdown of the 2018 WAEC Result, HNO said;

“1,213,244 candidates representing 76.84% obtained credits and above in a minimum of any five subjects (I. e with or without English Language and/or Mathematics.

“858,424 candidates representing 54.59% obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language but without Mathematics.

“786,016 candidates representing 49.98% obtained credits and above in minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics with 389,655 male and 396,361 female, representing 47.32% and 52.92% respectively.

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When comparing the 2018 WAEC Result with the WAEC result of recent years, there is a little decline in the percentage pass rate. In 2016, the total percentage of candidates that had five credits and above in English Language and Mathematics were 52.97%, while in 2017, it was 59.22%.

NOTE: You do not need any new Scratch card to check your WAEC result. All the things you need to check your 2018 WAEC result is contained in the Smart ID Card used during the examination.