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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) discloses that of 1,590,173 candidates that registered for the 2019 West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE), female candidates excels tremendously in getting a minimum of five credits including Mathematics and English from their male counterparts.
This was revealed by the Head of Nigeria National Office WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun, today at the council’s national office in Yaba, Lagos.
Adenipekun while explaining the statistics revealed that 64.18 percent of the candidates in whole obtained five credits which is a 14.18 percent increase in the 50 percent success of 2018 results.
It was gathered that 1,590,173 candidates sat of the examination among which 822,098 were males and 768,075 were females respectively.
Adenipekun maintained that the results of 122,102 representing 7.68 percent of the candidates had a few of their subjects still being processed while others have been fully processed.