Monday, 11 August 2014
Mass Failure As WAEC Releases Result
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC),has announced the release of the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.
Speaking at a press conference, Head of National Office of WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu disclosed that a total number of 1,705,976 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 1,692,435 candidates, consisting of 929,075 male and 763,360 female candidates sat for the examination.
According to his analysis, out of 1,692,435 candidates that sat for the examination, a total number of 529,425 candidates, representing 31.28 per cent obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“This figure, when compared to the 2012 and 2013 May/June WASSCE diets, shows a marginal decline in the performance of candidates. In May/June 2012 WASSCE, 38.81 per cent of candidates obtained five credits and above including English language and Mathematics. In 2013, the percentage declined to 36.57 per cent; and this year, we have 31.28 per cent.”
“With this presentation, most Nigerians would quickly place the blame on the doorstep of schools and government. But they will not be quick enough to compare what quality use to be in those days when parents are part of their wards learning. Contemporary parents no longer show commitment to the learning outcome of their children, those who excel in life are those who do what others are unable to do. That is, going extra mile with their studies, and so with all analysis I can tell you that the Nigerian child did not let us down, it is parents that have failed the nation” Eguridu said.