Punch reports that out of the 246,853 candidates who sat for the examination, only 72,522 candidates, representing 29.37 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English Language.
The percentage of failed candidates are 70.63.
Charles Eguridu, the Head of the Nigeria National Office, the West African Examinations Council, disclosed that there was an improvement from last year’s result. In 2013, 80, 135 candidates obtained five credits in five subjects including Mathematics and English Language.
Eguridu also said there was a marked reduction on malpractices, due to the biometric registration and customised mathematical sets with inbuilt calculators.
28,817 candidates, however have their results withheld for various cases of malpractice. All cases are currently being investigated.
Speaking further, he said, “Of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 75,313 candidates (30.5 per cent) obtained credits and above in six subjects; 110,346 candidates (44. 7 per cent) obtained credits and above in five.
In addition, 145,036 candidates, representing 58.75 per cent, obtained credits and above in four subjects while 177.177 candidates, representing 71.77 per cent, obtained credits and above in three subjects. A total of 205,090 candidates (83.08) obtained credits and above in two subjects.”