110 Blind Candidates Score 5 Credits And Above In WAEC Exam


One hundred and ten blind candidates obtained five credits and above in the May examination conducted by the West African Examination Council, WAEC.

This revelation was made by the Head of the Nigerian office of WAEC, Dr. Uyi Uwadiae, while addressing journalists on the results of the examination released on Wednesday.

The WAEC boss explained that the overall results showed an improvement on the one for 2010, which was 24.94 percent compared to 38.97 percent recorded by the examination body this year.

He revealed further that a total of 81,573 candidates failed the examination out of a total of 1,540,250 candidates consisting of 844, 639 male and 695,620 female who sat for the examination across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja.

According to Uwadiae, out of a total number of the candidates, 1,460,003 of them have their results fully processed and released while the results of 80,247 candidates, which represent 5.21 percent of the total number of persons, have had their results withheld due to errors and omissions traceable to the candidates themselves while processing their forms online.

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The WAEC boss further explained that 587,630 candidates or 38.93 percent of the total candidates obtained credit in Mathematics, while 838,314 candidates representing 55.314 percent obtained credit in English Language

Similarly, 618,924 candidates representing 40.55 percent of the total number of candidates obtained credit and above in six subjects, 789,288 candidates got five credit and above, while 1,233,359 obtained two credit and above.

He expressed the gratitude of WAEC to Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai, the Minister of Education for the support and understanding the ministry has been extending to the council.

—Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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