THE West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Wednesday, released the results of the 2011 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), with over 600,000 failing English Language, out of the total 1,460,003 results released.
Also, about 80,247 candidates who wrote the May/June examinations had their results eing processed due to various errors and omissions, while 81,573 candidates had their results withheld for alleged malpractices.
The Head of National Office of the WAEC, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, said this at a news conference in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday.
According to him, out of about 1,540,250 candidates who wrote the examination, about 600,000, representing 37 per cent, obtained credit in Mathematics, while over 800,000, representing about 54 per cent, obtained credit in English Language.
Uwadiae said the candidates whose results were withheld were found to be involved in various examination malpractices.
He said the council was investigating and might release some of the withheld results, while those found guilty might be barred from writing any examination organised by the body.
Meanwhile, out of 110 blind candidates who wrote the examination, about 40 obtained five credits, including in English Language and Mathematics.