The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has recorded another decline in the performance of Candidates in the May/June West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.
Announcing the release of the results in Lagos today, the Chief Executive and Head of National office of the Council, Mr Charles Eguridu said only 31.28% of over 1.7 million candidates that sat for the examination had credits in 5 subjects including maths and English compared to the 36.57% in 2013 and 38.81% in 2012.
He attributed the decline to the diminishing interest of students in their academic activities and studies.
The Council also announced the introduction of the Candidates Identity Verification, Attendance, Malpractice and Post- Examinations Management System, to enable supervisors and staff of the council to address and record the processes in real time and WAEC Customised Calculators to check exam malpractices.
Candidates who sat the May/June 2014 exams will be able to check details of their performance on the council’s result website www.waecdirect.org by the August 13.
Results of 145,795 candidates are withheld because of examination malpractice and the cases are currently being investigated.