The West African Examination Council [WAEC] has released the results of the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination [WASSCE] for school candidates, 2016.
According to WAEC, a total of 11,659 candidates from 92 senior secondary schools registered for the examination nationwide. This indicates an increase in candidature of 20.93% over last year’s entry figure of 9, 641 candidates. Out of the 11,659 candidates that registered for the examination, 5,669 [48.62%] were male while 5,990 [51.38%] were female.
In the subject WASSCE for school candidates for 2016, candidates in the Gambia registered in 32 subjects. This included English language, Mathematics, and a host of Sciences, Arts, Commerce, and Technical subjects.
“Generally the performance of the candidates improved slightly compare to last year,” WAEC said in a press release at the weekend.
The release added that 269 male candidates [2.31%] had credits in five subjects and above including English language and Mathematics and on the other hand 175 female candidates [1.5%] obtained credits in 5 subjects and above including Mathematics and English language.
A summary of the results state that four hundred and forty four candidates [3.81%] obtained credit passes in five subjects and above including mathematic and English language. Thus, there had been a slight increase in the pass ratio compared to last year when three hundred and twenty [3.32%] of the candidates obtained credit passes in 5 subjects and above including mathematics and English language.
The release concluded with the Council expressing profound appreciation of the immense assistance rendered by the Gambia Government and the relentless efforts of all examiners as well as the larger body of stakeholders especially the conference of the principals.
by Awa Gassama