Fate Of Nigeria’s Educational System: The 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

The 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results have been released with those of 365,564 candidates in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice withheld.

This was disclosed by the Head of National Office, West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Patrick Areghan during a briefing in Lagos on Monday.
Announcing the release of the results, he lamented that the students’ preparations for the examinations were poor, saying they were no longer ready to learn.

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A total of 1,222,505 candidates, or 76.36 percent of the 1,601,047 candidates who successfully took the exam, got credits or above in a minimum of five (5) topics, including English Language and Mathematics, according to the examination authority.

Comparing the numbers to the 81.7% pass rate observed in 2021, they show a performance decline of more than 5%.

In Nigeria, applicants for higher education admission must earn credit passes in five disciplines, including English language and mathematics, that are relevant to their intended fields of study.

The Head of Nigeria Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, announced the results at the exam body’s offices in Lagos and stated that a total of 597,811 candidates, or 37.34 percent, had passed the test.

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