2020 WAEC May/June Results Statistics (65% Pass Recorded)

2020 WAEC-WASSCE May/June (School Candidates) Result Statistics: West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Result Statistics for the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates [May/June] - 65.24% Obtains 5 Credits, Over Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand One Hundred and Forty-Nine (215,149) Candidates Results are been Withheld for Malpractice.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the result statics of the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates.


Announcing the results today at the WAEC headquarters in Lagos, the Head of National Office (HNO), Mr Olu Adenipekun, said that girls did better than boys in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates.

Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, One Million Four Hundred and Fifty-Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-Seven (1,456,727) candidates, representing 94.69% have their results fully processed and released while Eighty-One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighteen (81,718) candidates, representing 5.31% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to some errors on the part of the candidates.

Efforts are, however, being made to speedily complete the processing to enable all the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released, subsequently.

The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the One Million Five Hundred and Thirty-Eight Thousand Four Hundred and Forty-Five (1,538,445) candidates that sat the examination,

  • One Million Three Hundred and Thirty-Eight Thousand Three Hundred and Forty-Eight (1,338,348) candidates, representing 86.99%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics;
  • One Million Three Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty Eight (1,003,668) candidates, representing 65.24%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.


Of this number, Four Hundred and Ninety-Seven Thousand One Hundred and Thirty-Nine (497,139) i. e. 49.53% were male candidates, while Five Hundred and Six Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty-Nine (506,529) i.e. 50.47% were female candidates. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2019, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 64.18%. Thus, there is a marginal 1.06% improvement in performance in this regard.

The results of Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand One Hundred and Forty-Nine (215,149) candidates, representing 13.98% of the total number of candidates that sat 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 for determination in due course.

The Committee's decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.

RECOMMENDED: 2020 WAEC May/June Application Statistics (School Candidates).