WAEC releases 2016 November/December GCE results

  • Over 66,000 score five credits and above in English and Mathematics

The West african examinations council (WAEC) has released results for 2016 November/December GCE. Out of the 172,699 candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates this year, 66,497 scored five credits and above in five subjects, including Mathematics and English Language.
Results Statistics according to the Head of National Office, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun are as follow:
38.50 per cent had credit pass in Mathematics and English Language – a remarkable improvement to that of 2015 and 2014. Withheld results of 13,488 candidates, representing 7.81% over various cases of examination malpractices. .
19 (Nineteen) visually challenged candidates registered for and sat the examination in Nigeria.
From this figure, 4 (Four) candidates, representing 21.05% obtained credit in five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Of the total number of 172,699 (One Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety Nine) candidates that sat for the examination, 149,651 (One Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty One) candidates, representing 86.65% obtained credits and above in two (2) subjects; 134,152 (One Hundred andThirty Four Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Two) candidates, representing 77.67% obtained credits and above in three (3) subjects, while 116,133 (One Hundred and Sixteen Thousand One Hundred and Thirty Three) candidates, representing 67.25% obtained credits and above in four (4) subjects.95,294 (Ninety Five Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Four) candidates, representing 55.18% obtained credits and above in five (5)subjects, while 72,229 (Seventy Two Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty Nine) candidates, representing 41.82% obtained credits and above in six (6) subjects.

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On Wednesday, the examination body announced that the conduct of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examination for private candidates would be twice in a year with effect from 2017.

This was made known by the council Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, who interacted with newsmen at the Registrar’s Staff Appraisal Committee meeting held on Wednesday in Accra, Ghana. He added that the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates known as the November/December diet for private candidates will now be conducted in January/February and August/September.


The measure is to ensure that many private candidates, who desire the certificate for various purposes, will have the opportunity of writing the examination and acquire the certificate.

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He also added that WAEC has concluded arrangements to commence next year. He noted that this development will not affect that of May/June, that remains once a year for all schools candidates. He concluded by saying this is part of its mandate to render qualitative service to all member nations, the council is looking forward to a more rewarding 2017.

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To access the 2016 GCE result checker, click HERE

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