Connect with us

Education

WAEC announces release of 2022 WASSCE results

Published

on

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), which took place between January and February this year for private candidates.

Only 1,886 of the 7,166 candidates who took the exam nationwide (representing 26.32 percent) received credit pass or higher in a minimum of five subjects, including English language and mathematics.

The last two editions of the same diet, in 2012 and 2022, respectively, obtained similar results for up to 30.11 percent and 32.23 percent of the total candidates who sat, indicating a decline in candidate performance of 3.79 percent over the previous year.

WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, made the announcement in a statement released on Monday in Lagos by the organization’s Acting Head of Public Affairs Department, Moyosola Adeyegbe.

Advertisement

Only 6,949 candidates (representing 96.97 percent) have their results fully processed and released, according to Areghan, while 217 candidates (representing 3.03 percent) have a few of their subjects still being processed due to candidate errors, and that efforts are ongoing to correct the errors and release those results.

He also stated that the results of 347 candidates (or 4.84 percent) of those who took the exam were being withheld due to various reports of malpractice, adding that their cases were being investigated and the results would be communicated to those affected.

Aside from the fact that more females than males took the exam, with a total of 121 candidates with special needs, he also revealed that fewer people took the exam this year than last year, with a difference of 7,334 people (representing 4. 85 percent ).

ALSO READ  Pyrates tasks Nigerians on strengthening democratic practices

Areghan, on the other hand, explained that, despite the fact that candidate performance in the exam this year was lower than in the previous two years, the results should not be compared to those of the school-based exam, in which up to 80% of all candidates received similar results.

According to him, school-based WASSCE candidates are required to take between eight and nine subjects, whereas private candidates in the first and second series of the exam are free to take any number of subjects, including one, depending on their deficiency.

Advertisement

“As a result, it will not be true or fair to say that performance in this examination has dwindled,” Areghan said, despite the fact that some Nigerian universities no longer accept a combination of ‘O’LEVEL’ results for undergraduate admissions.

Candidates who took the exam should check their results on the WAEC’s website, www.waecdirect.org, and apply for their certificates online through a portal, according to Areghan.

Even though the results of this diet were released five days earlier than the 45 days expected after the last paper, he stated that WAEC would continue to conduct credible examinations.

Advertisement
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Education

Lagos fixes date for Basic Education Certificate Examination resit

Published

on

Theheute-

The Lagos State Examinations Board has fixed October 6 as the new date for the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) resit.

Director of the Board, Orunsolu Adebayo made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.

The examination, initially scheduled for September 28, would still take place in various designated centres across the state.

Adebayo explained that the postponement became necessary to accommodate schools yet to register their candidates.

Advertisement

“The Board does not wish to deny the affected candidates the opportunity of taking the examination”, he noted.

The statement urged principals to take note of the new date and make best use of the extended date to ensure that affected candidates were duly informed.

ALSO READ  Al-Shabaab gunmen attack major AU military base, Somali commander says
Continue Reading

Education

JAMB introduces double fingerprints for 2023 UTME

Published

on

Theheute-

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has adopted new guidelines to ensure the seamless conduct of next year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board revealed the new guidelines in the latest edition of the weekly bulletin of the office of the registrar on Monday.

JAMB introduced double fingerprints, where a candidate is expected to register at least two fingers.

The exam body said any finger may be used for biometric verification before entering the examination hall on the appointed date.

Advertisement

The board also said candidates with bad fingerprints would be scheduled for the exam as “exemption candidates.”

It warned that some cybercafes and tutorial centres had been prohibited from participating in UTME.

The board also introduced the CBT centre accreditation to vet centres based on whether or not they meet the board’s new requirements which include the use of laptop computer systems with a specified RAM capacity.

Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB registrar, also announced the introduction of biometric accreditation for CBT centre registration officers which he said will now be captured ahead of the exercise.

He said the board would consider separating UTME registration from that of Direct Entry (DE) starting from 2023.

Advertisement

According to Oloyede, the idea of the separation is to further consolidate its data collection efforts.

Earlier in the month, JAMB said it would no longer be conducting mop-up exercises for UTME candidates.

Mop-up exercise is usually held for candidates who could not participate in the UTME during the period of the exercise for some verified reasons.

ALSO READ  NYSC issues notice on poor condition of orientation camps

JAMB said the move was to further strengthen the noose around examination malpractice.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Education

ASUU Strike: Court Strikes Out Suit Against Varsity Lecturers

Published

on

Theheute-ASUU-Court

The National Industrial Court Abuja has struck out a suit instituted by one Umar Lawal, the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, asking the Academic Staff Union of Universities, to call off its seven-month-old strike and return to school.

Lawal had instituted the case on behalf of himself and the association.

Justice Polycarp Hamman struck out the suit on Tuesday after the counsel to Lawal, Debo Ikuesan, withdrew the suit on the grounds that the student body is challenging his position as president, denying that he is the leader of NANS as he had deposed to.

Counsel to ASUU, Marshal Abubakar also informed the court that he is not opposing the application to withdraw the suit.

Advertisement

In the suit, Faruk, who claimed to be the president of NANS sought the court’s order mandating ASUU to call off the industrial action it commenced in February 2022.

He said the strike action affects students’ right to education under section 18, Chapter 2 of the 1999 constitution as amended. He added that the prolonged strike has caused damage to Nigerian students as they have lost valuable time and opportunity in their educational and career pursuits.

They are seeking an order of the court to among others, order ASUU to call off its strike.

They are also seeking an order of court restraining ASUU and its members from further engaging or partaking in the industrial action they commenced.

The outgoing President of the student body, Sunday Asefon, had approached the court claiming that Umar Lawal does not have the mandate of NANS to commence the action.

Advertisement
ALSO READ  24-year-old self-acclaimed sidechic brags about sleeping with older men because guys refused to marry her (Video)

He said Umar Lawal had contested and lost the position of National President of NANS.

On account of the objection by the Student’s body, counsel to Umar Farouk, sought an order to discontinue the case, a stand which the counsel to ASUU, Mister Abubakar Marshall, did not oppose to.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2022 TheHeute.