According to reports, West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the school based West African Senior School Certificate on Monday.
This year results was released on Monday by WASSCE, with 65.24 per cent of candidates with pass marks in mandatory subjects.
Gisthubcity News reports that 1,538,445 total candidates wrote the examination, and 1,003,668 (representing 65.24%) obtained credits and above in at least five subjects, Mathematics and English Language is also included.
In year 2019 and year before the present result had similar result with the previous one, which was 1,020,519 (representing 64.18%) and 923,486 (representing 49.98%) of candidates who sat the same examination in the previous year, meaning that there is improvement.
Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of National Office, WAEC Nigeria announced the release of the results at a media conference at Yaba headquarters office of the examination body.
In terms of malpractice, 215,149 (representing 13.98%) of the total number of candidates who sat the exam are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of exam malpractice, they are being investigated to know if to release eventually or cancel.
Areghan disclosed that a total of 4,280 candidates with varying degrees of special needs registered for the exam, and 230 are visually impaired and 745 had impaired hearing.