The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said that, of the 1,590,173 candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 180,205 of them currently have their results withheld.
The figure represents 11.33 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination
WAEC’s Head of Nigeria National Office, Olu Adenipekun, revealed this at a press briefing on Friday at the Council’s national office in Yaba, Lagos.
“The results of 180,205 candidates, representing 11.33 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
“The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the Council in due course.
“The committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.”
The Council also reported that 1,918 candidates with varying degrees of special needs were registered for the examination.
“Out of the number, 299 were visually challenged, 842 had impaired hearing, 158 had low vision, 75 were spastic cum mentally challenged and 85 were physically challenged,” Adenipekun added.
The PUNCH reports that a total of 1,596,161 candidates registered for the examination from 18,639 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria.
Of that number, 1,590,173 candidates wrote the examination, comprising 822,098 males, and 768,075 females.
“This represents 51.70 per cent and 48.30 per cent respectively,” Adenipekun noted.
VP Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, ASUU hail Unilag VC at 60
In a congratulatory message made available to newsmen in Lagos, Osinbajo thanked God for Ogundipe’s life. and prayed Him to grant the vice-chancellor more grace.
”Dolapo and I, congratulate you heartily on your 60th birthday anniversary.”We bless the name of the Lord for his great favour and mercy over your life in the past years. God is truly worthy of praise.”As we celebrate with you and your family and friends as you attain this milestone, we pray that as your days are, so shall your strength, wisdom and favour with God be, in Jesus name,” Osinbajo prayed.
”You were born in the same year the country emerged as an independent nation, bearing the hopes and aspirations of the African continent and the entire black race.”By your towering and exceptional achievement as a foremost man of God, scholar, administrator and patriot, you stand tall today.”I have followed closely your transformational strides at Unilag, which happens to be my alma mater.‘’Under your watch, the institution entered the 2020 Times Higher Education Ranking of the best 1000 universities in the world, for the first time,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“I am proud of the work you are doing and grateful that the Almighty God has spared your life to see this Diamond Jubilee,” he said.
”On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke, and myself, I congratulate you and the entire Ogundipe family on this milestone, and wish you many more glorious years,” Sanwo-Olu said.
”The association rejoices with the vice-chancellor. We believe he is 20 years old, plus 40 years of experience. We look forward to another 40 years when we will come back to celebrate him.”We wish him the very best in office as he continues to pilot the affairs of the Great Akokites,” ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said.
COVID-19 cases rise to 5,135 in Lagos, deaths now 59
There are now over 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lagos State.
On Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 416 new cases in 19 States and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Of that number, Lagos recorded 192, bringing its tally to 5,135 cases.
No other State in Nigeria has more than 1,000 Coronavirus cases.
Earlier in the day, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced nine new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 59.
It stated that the COVID-19 deaths increased to 59 after nine new cases were recorded in the state.
“188 new cases of #COVID-19 Infection confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Lagos is now 4,959.
“Nine COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Lagos, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 59.”
Earlier, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its Situation Report 93 published on Monday said four patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos.
Part of the report read,
“307 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in 15 states – Lagos (188), FCT (44), Ogun (19), Kaduna (14), Oyo (12), Bayelsa (9), Gombe (5), Delta (3), Kano (3), Bauchi (2), Imo (2), Niger (2), Rivers (2), Kwara (1) and Plateau (1).
“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.
“The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 36 (35 states + FCT).
“One hundred and fifty-one (151) cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in eight (8) states – Lagos (59), Kano (40), Jigawa (26), FCT (9), Rivers (7), Bauchi (6), Ogun (3) and Delta (1)
“14 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in eight (8) states – Lagos (4), FCT (2), Gombe (2), Kano (2), Bauchi (1), Delta (1), Kaduna (1) and Rivers (1).”
JUST IN: Nigeria records 416 new cases, total now 10, 578
This is after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 416 new cases of coronavirus in the country.
The NCDC made the announcement on Monday, adding that no fewer than 299 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.
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