Key statistics from the results of the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates
- 1,567,016 candidates registered for the examination out of which 1,559,162 candidates sat the examination.
- Of the total number of candidates that sat the exam 829,853 were male and 729,309 were female representing 53.22% and 46.27% respectively.
- Out of the total number of candidates that sat the exam 1,471,151, representing 94.36% have their results fully processed and released.
- 95,734 candidates representing 5.64% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates. Such errors are being corrected and the results will be fully processed and released subsequently.
- 1,490,356 candidates representing 95.59% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects.
- 1,436,024 candidates representing 92.44% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects.
- 1,357,193 candidates representing 87.05% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects.
- 1,243,772 candidates representing 79.77% obtained credits and above in five (5) subjects.
- 1,084,214 candidates representing 69.54% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.
- 923,486 candidates representing 59.22%, obtained minimum of credits in 5 subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.
- The percentage of candidates that obtained minimum of credits in 5 subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE for School Candidates in 2015 and 2016 was 38.68% and 52.97% respectively.
- 214,952 candidates’ results, representing 13.79%, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of exam malpractice. The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the National Examination Committee (NEC) in due course for consideration. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.
Candidates who sat for the exam can check their results via www.waecdirect.org. The Result checker PIN and Serial Number are contained on the CIVAMPENS Card issued to all candidates.