Areghan said 1,338,348 candidates representing 86.99 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects – with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics .
He said 1,003,668 candidates representing 65 .24 per cent obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics .
He said , “A total of 1,549,740 candidates registered for the examination from 19,129 recognised secondary schools in Nigeria . Of the number that registered for the examination , 1,538,445 candidates sat the examination.
“The results of 215, 149 candidates, representing 13.98 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice ..
The PUNCH learnt that the release of the results was postponed till Monday , November 2 , 2020 , due to the violence and arson in the country .
WAEC had said the unrest in the country affected some of its offices and operations nationwide.