Friday, 10 August 2012

WAEC releases May/June results, gets new registrar

The West African
Examinations Council (WAEC),
Friday, released the results of
the May/June 2012 West
African Senior School
Certificate Examination
(WASSCE) at its National office
in Yaba, Lagos, even as it
appointed the Head of the
Nigeria National Office, Dr. Iyi
Uwadiae as the Registrar of
the Council.
Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, Head of the
Nigeria National Office said a
total of 1, 695, 878
candidates, consisting of
923, 974 male and 748, 250
female candidates sat for the
May/June 2012 WASSCE.
Out of the overall total
number of candidates, 1,
545, 004 candidates,
representing 91.10% have
their results fully released,
while 150, 874 candidates,
representing 8.90% have a
few subjects still being
processed due to some
errors mainly traceable to the
candidates and schools in
the course of registration or
writing the examination.
Uwadiae said such errors are
being corrected by the
Council to enable the affected
candidates get their results
fully processed and released
The results of 112, 000
candidates, representing
6.70% of the total number of
candidates are being
withheld for various report
of alleged involvement in
examination malpractice.
Further breakdown of the
results showed that, of the
total number of candidates
that sat for the examination,
771, 731 candidates,
representing 46.14%
obtained six credits and
above; 952, 156 candidates,
representing 56.93%
obtained five credits and
Similarly, 1, 107, 747
candidates, representing
66.24% obtained credits and
above in four subjects, while
1, 246, 729 candidates,
representing 74.55%
obtained credits and above
in three subjects. A total of 1,
380, 596 candidates,
representing 82.56%
obtained credits and above
in two subjects.
He also disclosed that a total
of 114 blind candidates
registered for the
examination. Out of this
number, 95 blind candidates
sat for the examination, of
which 21 candidates,
representing 22.11%
obtained credits and above
in five (5) subjects, including
English Language, noting
that blind candidates don’t
take Mathematics and
Science practicals in WASSCE
All the candidates who sat
the examination were asked
to check the details of their
performance with their
scratch cards on the results
website: within
the next 48 hours.
Meanwhile, as a total of 649,
156 candidates, representing
38.81%, obtained credits in
five subjects and above,
including English and
Mathematics, Uwadiae, who
is to assume office as the
new Registrar of WAEC by
October 1, 2012 disclosed
that “the results showed
some improvement an
indication that people are
doing what they should do.”
Meanwhile, the Head of the
Nigeria National Office of the
WAEC, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae has
been appointed as the
Registrar of the Council.
Dr. Uwadiae, whose
appointment as Registrar
was ratified during the 60th
Annual Council Meeting held
in Abuja, Nigeria, March
2012, had been the Head of
the Nigeria National Office of
the Council since February 4,
He will assume office
Monday, October 1, 2012
when the incumbent
Registrar, Alhaja (Mrs.)
Mulikat A. Bello, would
statutorily retire from the
Council. Dr. Uwadiae, who
hails from Benin City, Edo
State, Nigeria, holds the
National Certificate of
Education (NCE) of the
University of Lagos.
He also obtained the B.Ed
(Mathematics) degree from
the University of Benin as
well as M.Ed and Ph.D
(Educational Evaluation) from
the University of Ibadan.
Before joining the Council, he
was at various times a
Mathematics Teacher at
Remo Secondary School,
Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
and the College of Education,
Benin, where he rose to the
position of Head of
Mathematics Department.

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