The Head of National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Olu Adenipekun, on Wednesday, announced this at a news briefing in Calabar, Cross River state.
He explained that out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, 39, 557 candidates representing 35.9 percent obtained credits and above in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
He stressed that while 98.04 percent of the total candidates that sat the examination had their results fully processed and released, the results of 2,153 candidates representing 1.96 percent still have their results being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.
The WAEC boss in Nigeria, however, noted that the issue of examination malpractice was well controlled during the examination as WAEC officials were on the ground at every examination venue to ensure that there was no collusion between invigilators and candidates to bring in illegal materials like cell phones into the examination hall for the purpose of cheating.
The Head of Nigeria office of the regional body announced further that candidates could access their result online as it had been published 24 hours ago.
He explained that this was so because it had already been electronically programmed by WAEC to be released by midnight of Monday 19th November 2018 so as to enable the council to announce the release of the result officially on Tuesday, 20th November.
Mr. Adenipekun however, noted that the scheduled date for the announcement of the result was changed due to the public holiday observed across the country yesterday in observance of Eid-Il-Malud.