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The results of the second series of West African examination council (WASSCE) Private Applicants were released on Monday. Patrick Areghan, head of the national office (HNO) of the West African examination council (WAEC), told the press that candidates participated at 540 centres nationwide.
The official said that a total of 5,548 results were withheld due to various abuses. All others were released.
In addition to 398 people, the topic continues to work through the fault of the candidates.
The WAEC reported that 61,509 applicants in 2020 dropped 66,375 applications in 2019. HNO linked this decline to the coronavirus pandemic. As result, 31,751 candidates with or without English and/or mathematics received grades, etc. in at least 5 subjects.
Besides, 24,491 applicants receive credit points, and more, in at least five subjects, including English and mathematics.
Areghan said 12,040, namely 49.16 percent, were men, while 12,451, namely 50.84 percent, were women. In 2018 and 2019, 35.99 and 35.10 percent of WASSCE subjects received credit points and more in at least five subjects, including English and mathematics, respectively.
HNO states that the number of applicants with five credit points, including English and mathematics, is not necessarily the basis for assessing performance levels. “This is because the exam is more or less corrective.
Some candidates may only need one or two papers other than English and/or mathematics to overcome their lack of unqualified O-LEVEL, “he said. Areghan added that a total of 101 candidates of varying degrees of special needs have already registered for the 2020 exam.
This included 39 visually impaired, 15 auditory impaireds, 10 albino, one seizure with intellectual disabilities, and 36 with physical disabilities.
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