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WAEC Exams 2018 WASSCE results: performance in Maths and English drop

Analysis of the results by WAEC shows a drop in performance from 2017 in Mathematics and English.

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

READ MORE:  WAEC releases 2018 WASSCE results

Analysis of the results by WAEC shows a drop in performance from 2017 in Mathematics and English.

On the other hand, Social Studies and Integrated Science recorded improvement over that of 2017.

"Based on the provisional results, the performance at Al- C6 in Social Studies showed a marked improvement over that of 2017 (52.25% to 73.27%), while Integrated Science recorded a slight improvement (43.66% to 50.52%). On the contrary, Mathematics (Core) showed a drop in performance from 2017 (42.73% to 38.33%). Similarly, there was a drop in the performance in English Language (54.06% to 46.79%)," according to WAEC.

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

  • English Language 147,232 {46.79%) obtained A1-C6; 99,402 (31.60%) obtained D7-E8 while 68,002 (21.61%) had F9;
  • Mathematics (Core): 120,519 (33%) obtained A1-C6; 94,607 (30.09%) obtained D7-E8 while 99,275 (31.58%) had F9;
  • Integrated Science: 158,691 (50.52%) obtained A1-C6; 109,069(34.72%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 46,367 (14.76%) had F9;
  • Social Studies: 230,141 (73.27%) obtained A1-C6; 46,464 (14.79%) obtained D7-E8 whilst 37,494 (11.94%) had

A total of 316,999 candidates sat for the exams, 9.6 percent higher than the 2017 candidature of 289,207.

READ MORE: WAEC withholds entire results of 26,434 WASSCE candidates

The 2018 entry figure was made up of 158,550 (50.02 %) males and 158,449 (49.98%) females. The examination was conducted for 946 participating schools. A total of 1,378 (0.43%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination

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