A total of 52.29 percent of the candidates that sat for the June/July 2014 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) passed at credit level in five subjects including English and Mathematics.
Announcing this in Minna, Niger State, Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala, said that 74.30 percent of the candidates made five credits and above.
He further disclosed that 978, 886 sat for the examination, which conducted 76 subjects. Giving a breakdown of the result, Okpala said that of the 989, 622 candidates that wrote the examination 72.58 percent scored credit level and above in English Language, 69.49 percent made similar grades in mathematics.
In a related development, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has introduced two new ICT devices to curb examination Malpractice.
One of the initiatives was used during the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) while the second would be introduced during the Nov/Dec. 2014 WASSCE.
The Head of the National Office (HNO) of the WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu informed newsmen that the devices were meant to check exam malpractice, adding that the measures were approved by the Nigerian Examinations Council (NEC) at one of its meetings.