Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WASSCE 2017 results; The statistics

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who took the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates (WASSCE).

Statistics


A total of 289,210 candidates entered for the examination.

This figure is 5.45% higher than the 2016 candidature of 274,262.

The 2017 entry figure was made up of 147,591 (51 %) males and 141,619 (49 %) females.

The examination was conducted for 916 participating schools.

A total of 1,732 {0.60%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

The performance of the candidates in regard to the four core subjects are as follows:

• English Language: 155,077 {54.06%) obtained A1-C6; 73,409 (25.59%) obtained D7-E8 while 58,351 (20.35%) had F9;

. Mathematics (Core): 122,450 (42.73%) obtained A1-C6; 106,024 (37%) obtained D7-E8 while 58,070 (20.27%) had F9;

• Integrated Science: 125,204 (43.66%) obtained A1-C6; 84,851 (29.59%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 76,693 (26.75%) had F9;

• Social Studies: 149,806 (52.25%) obtained A1-C6; 69,795 (24.35%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 67,078 (23.40%) had F9.

Based on the provisional results, the performance at A1-C6 in Mathematics showed a marked improvement over that of 2016 (32.83% to 42.73%), while English Language recorded a slight improvement (53.19% to 54.06%). On the contrary, Integrated Science showed slight drop from the 2016 performance (48.48% to 43.66%).

Similarly, there was a drop in the performance in Social Studies (54.93% to 52.25%).

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