The statistics of the 2012/2013 West African Senior school Leaving
certificate examination (WASSCE) conducted few months ago, shows that
majority of the candidates who sat for the examination, would be
experiencing shortfalls in major areas.
In a breakdown of the report by the Zonal Co-ordinator, Mr Alozie N.U,
it was revealed that, A total of 324,998 candidates registered for the
examination, out of which 310. 077 candidates consisting of 168,835 male
and 141,242 female candidates sat the examination.
The results of 51,876 candidates, representing 16. 73% are being
withheld, based on various reports of their alleged involvement in
Statistics show that 250,487 candidates representing 80. 78% have two
credits and above; 217,161 candidates (70. 03), have three credits and
above; while 180,480 candidates(58. 20), have four credits and above.
Furthermore, 141,167 candidates (45. 52%), obtained five credits and
above, while 99,750 candidates (32. 16%) obtained six credits and above.
On the basis of University admission qualifications, Mr Alozie disclosed that:
A total of 133,507 candidates (43. 06%) obtained credit and above in
English, while 151,569 candidates (48. 88%) obtained credit and above in
Mathematics. About 62,295 candidates, representing (20. 04%) obtained
credits in English language, Mathematics and at least three other
A total number of 33 blind candidates sat the examination, and from this
figure,4 candidates, representing (12. 12%), obtained credits in five
subjects, including English Language. Blind candidates are exempted from
taking mathematics and science practicals in WASSCE diets.
Finally, Candidates who sat the examination will be able to check the
details of their performance with their scratch cards on our result
checking website: www. waecdirect.org