2016 WAEC results released with 53% pass, better than 2014, 2015

(Last Updated On: March 30, 2018)
  • Number of student who wrote the exam in Nigeria: 1, 552, 758
  • No of withheld results: 137,295
  • 2016 performance: 52.97%
  • 2015 performance: 38.68%
  • 2014 performance: 31.28%

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the 2016 May/June results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), withholding the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent of those who took the examinations.

“The cases of withheld results are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course for consideration,” Head of WAEC National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun, said.


According to Adenipekun withheld results was due to examination malpractice, “committee’s decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.”

The exams body said that of the 1, 552, 758 students who sat for the May/June exams, 878,040 candidates, representing 52.97 per cent, obtained credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

“A total of 1,014,573 candidates, representing 65.70 per cent obtained six credits and above, 1,167,484 candidates, representing 75.60 per cent obtained five credits and above. While 1,282,204 candidates, representing 83.03 per cent obtained credit and above in four subjects.”

“1,370,049 candidates, representing 88.72 per cent obtained credit and above in three subjects, 1,438,679 candidates, representing 93.16 per cent obtained credit and above in two subjects,” he said.

In the meantime, the examinations body has also said that the 2016 May/June WAEC result would be available online for student to check and print their results.

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