Mr. Patrick Areghan, the Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the results of the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations WASSCE.
Driving the news
Statistics from the released results reveal that a total of 1,222,505 out of the 1,601,047 candidates scored at least credit in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. This set the pass rate for this year’s edition of the examination at 76.36%.
WAEC data for the 2022 exam shows that a total of 624,694 representing 39.02% were females while the male counterparts were 597,811 of the candidates, representing 37.34%. Withheld results due to a case of examination malpractice or related vices represent 365,564 candidates or 22.83% of the candidates.
What you should know
The pass rate recorded in this year’s examination is a 5% decrease when compared to the 81.7% pass rate recorded in 2021. This pass rate is also the country’s third best pass rate in the last five years after 81.7% in 2021 and 76.84% in 2018 as in 2020 and 2019, pass rates for the exam were 65.24% and 64.18%, respectively.