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Number Of 2020 WASSCE Graduates Qualified For University Reduced By 11% Compared To 2019 – WAEC Data

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Number Of 2020 WASSCE Graduates Qualified For University Reduced By 11% Compared To 2019 - WAEC Data

The results of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) yesterday the 13th of November, 2020.

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Per the results and data adduced by the examination body, it can be concluded that there is a great improvement in the English language. For Maths, it can be argued that the ‘leakage has helped tremendously. After the leakage, only 65% pass rate was recorded just like last year.

Also, an additional 20,167 candidates had A1 -C6 in CM in 2020. That’s 0.4% higher than Core Maths candidates in 2019 comparatively.

 

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A more worrying deduction from the data available points out that per WAEC’s own data, there is a 11% reduction in the number of students qualifying for Tertiary, as compared to 2019.

According to WAEC, 11% more students failed in Integrated Science and Social Studies (compared to 2019). Without a pass in either, one cannot progress to university.

Conclusively, there might be a significant increase in Core Maths and general pass rate but the 11% reduction rate in the number of graduates who can gain university admission with their results have soiled the success rate.

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