Nigerian May/June 2007 WAEC Results Released

After the processing of answer scripts of 1.2 million school candidates who sat for the May/June 2007 West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) nationwide, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) yesterday released the results of the May/June, 2007 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

At a press conference in Lagos, Mr Godwin Uzoigwe, Head, National Office of the Council, said that out of 1,275,330 candidates who sat for the examination, results of 956,497 have been released.

It was learnt that before the processing of the 1.2 million candidates results began, WAEC had in July 2007 marked the answer scripts in many centres with Lagos State recording the highest marking centres while Gombe and Kebbi states recorded the least.

Thousands of examiners, who marked the answer scripts of the school candidate exam in July, have since returned them to WAEC zonal offices to process and award grades to those who are expected to use the results for tertiary education this academic session.

Investigations revealed that WAEC staff are processing the Examiners Mark Sheet (EMS) at the various computer centres and the scanning of the objective answer scripts as well as the row marked sheets.

The Principal Public Affairs Officer of WAEC, Mr. Yusuf Ari, said that the coordination exercise for marking of the 1.2 million answer scripts ended in July and another phase of the exercise began immediately.
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In a related development, a state by state analysis of the 1,275,330 million candidates who sat for the school examination revealed that Lagos State presented the highest number of candidates with 165,534 while Gombe with 7,330 had the least.

The statistics of entry for the May/June 2007 WASSCE showed that some northern states due to the payment of the exam fees by the state governmenst recorded high number of presentation of candidates while the figures for the eastern states indicate a decline.

A breakdown of the number of candidates presented for the school exam are Imo 30,091, Rivers, 87,001, Oyo 60,679, Osun 36,887, Ondo 34,139, Ogun 48,860, Niger 22,827, Plateau 35,749, Sokoto 12,843, Taraba 15,028, Zamfara 12,406, Kwara 24,236, Kogi 49,840, Kebbi 8,996, Katsina 22,133, Kano 35,136, Kaduna 35,826, Jigawa 10,787.

Others are Ekiti 21,037, Edo 82,006, Ebonyi 32,202, Delta 24,941, Cross River 23,776, Borno 21,251, Benue 42,971, Bayelsa 12,995, Bauchi 10,811, Anambra 28,284, Akwa Ibom 51,518, Adamawa 25,197, Abuja 8,242, Abia 30,051, Yobe 13,847 and Enugu 40,634.

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Mr Godwin Uzoigwe said the results of 47,842 candidates were being investigated over alleged involvement in examination malpractice.

He also said the result of 318,833 candidates were still being processed due to errors made by the candidates during registration and examination.

According to him, 325,754 candidates obtained credit and above in English Language, Mathematics and three other subjects.

He also said that 37,635 candidates obtained credit and above in five subjects, but without English Language and Mathematics.

He added that 80,991 of the candidates were Science-oriented, 21,112 candidates, Social Science-based and 51,685, Art-oriented.

He also advised the candidates to check their results on the council's website:, from September 16 2007.

He said that WAEC had compiled the reports of the cases of alleged malpractice for presentation to the Nigeria Examinations Committee of the council.

He said that the committee's decisions would be communicated to the affected candidates later.

Uzoigwe said that the council would establish a satellite office in Ikorodu and Badagry in Lagos State to decongest its Ikeja office in Lagos.

"Both offices will become operational from January 2008," Uzoigwe added. He gave the assurance that the council would continue to do its best to conduct credible and hitch-free examinations and ensure timely release of results.

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