The 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results released by West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday show that female candidates did better than their male equivalents.
Head of WAEC National Office (HNO), Olu Adenipekun, made this known while announcing the results at Yaba, Lagos.
Adenipekun said that a total of 64.12 percent (1,020,519) of the 1,590,173 candidates that wrote the 2019 WASSCE made credits in five subjects, including English and Mathematics, while 50.23 percent of these 1,020,519 were girls, 49.77 percent were boys.
“One million and twenty thousand five hundred and nineteen (1,020,519) candidates representing 64.18 percent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics,” Adenipekun said.
“of this number, 507,862 i.e. 49.77 percent were male candidates, and 512,657 I.e. 50.23 percent were female candidates.”