The West African Examination Council has announced the results of the first series of the new diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates in Nigeria .
Announcing the results at the Lagos headquarters of the council in Yaba on Tuesday, the Head of the Nigeria Office , Mr . Isaac Adenipekun, said out of the 11 , 307 candidates that sat the examination between January 29 and February 12 , 2018 , 1 ,937 candidates , representing 17 .13 per cent , obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above , including English Language and Mathematics .
Adenipekun also said the results of 1 ,021 candidates , representing 9 .03 per cent of the total candidature for the examination , were being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice .
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council in due course for consideration .
“The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates , ” he said .
Describing the conduct of the First Series of the additional diet for private candidates as a success in Nigeria , he expressed the hope that it would reduce pressures on the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates , address the do -or -die attitude of some candidates and thereby, reduce their tendency for involvement in examination malpractice in the long run .