Out of the 11,721 candidates who sat for the newly introduced February diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), only 8,763 candidates, representing 73.99 per cent failed to obtain minimum credits and above in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
This poor performance has irked many stakeholders within the country’s education sector, including the Nigerian Union of Teachers, the National Parent Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), and in fact, the Federal Government.
Barely one month after the successful conduct of the new diet of the private candidates’ examination, the Head of Nigeria’s Office of WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, made the announcement yesterday at the Lagos headquarters of the examination body.
But in their separate responses to the performance, stakeholders described it as a wake-up call to declare emergency in the nation’s education sector, blaming all concerned parties, including government at all levels, parents, teachers and the candidates themselves.
New Telegraph, March 14, 2018
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