The first series of results for private candidates who sat for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been released.
The examination is designed to reduce waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines.
Some 7,289 candidates sat for the exam.
A total 2,938 candidates obtained credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, with or without mathematics and English language.
A total 1,396 were male and 1,542 female candidates.
A total 2,195 candidates made credit and above in a minimum of five subjects, including mathematics and English language.
Some 1,074 were males and 1,121 were females.
Head of Nigeria office of West Africa Examinations Council, Patrick Areghan, said the percentage of candidates making credit in five subjects including mathematics and English accounted for 26% in 2019 and 32% in 2020.
“Thus, there is a marginal decrease of 2.12 per cent in performance in this regards,” Areghan said.
The council announced hours ago the results would be released on Tuesday.