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11 Aug 2012

2012 WASSCE Results Out, Best In Three Years

 The West African Examinations Council on Friday released the results of the May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
The candidates for this year’s examination performed better than their counterparts in the last three years.
A total of 649,156 candidates representing 38.81 per cent of the total candidates that sat for the examination this year obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
This represents an 8.9 per cent increase above last year’s performance, where 471,474 candidates representing 30.91 per cent had five credits and above in five subjects, including English and Mathematics.
In 2010, 317,142 candidates representing 23.71 per cent of the candidates that sat for the examination obtained five credits including English and Mathematics.
Addressing journalists in Lagos on Friday, the Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Dr. Iyi Nwadiae, said a total of 1,695,878 candidates registered for this year’s examination out of which 1,672,224 sat for the examination.
He said out of the total number of candidates, 1,545,004, representing 91.10 per cent, had their results fully released, while 150,874 candidates, representing 8.90 per cent had a few of their subjects still being processed because of some errors mainly traceable to the candidates and schools either in the course of registration or writing the examination.
Nwadiae said of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, 771,731 candidates (46.14 per cent), obtained six credits and above and 952,156 candidates representing 56.93 per cent obtained five credits and above.
Apart from improved results this year, the WAEC boss stated that cases of examination malpractices declined compared with previous years.
He said the positive trend was an indication that investment in the education sector was beginning to yield dividends, adding that cases of malpractice would naturally reduce when candidates were adequately prepared for examinations.
He, however, said the results of 112,000 candidates, representing 6.70 per cent were being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.
He explained that the cases were being investigated, adding that the reports of the investigations would be presented to the Nigerian Examinations Committee of the council in due course for consideration.
He said the committee’s decision would be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.
He said 114 blind candidates registered for the examination. Out of this number, 95 candidates sat for the examination.
He said candidates could check their results on the council’s website: within the next 48 hours.

Customer Baths Commercial Sex Worker With Acid

The Enugu State Police Command on Friday said its officers had commenced an investigation in a bid to know those who bathed a female sex worker with acid in Enugu.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday that the victim, who was bathed with acid on August 7, was recuperating at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu.
Amaraizu said the victim, who was identified as a commercial sex worker, was reportedly hanging out around Artisan Market, Independence Layout, Enugu.
He said the incident occurred along Ozubulu Street, Independence Layout and was carried out by an unidentified man that used to patronise her as a commercial sex worker.

Ebube Nwagbo Falls In Love With Old Dying Rich Man

Beautiful and sexy Nollywood actress, Ebube Nwagbo has found love in an old dying rich man. This was the character the actress played recently in her movie, which was shot in Asaba, Delta State.

The flick casts Chioma Chukwuka, Jibola Dabo, Ebere Okaro, Adaora Ukoh among others. It was directed by award winning director, Ikechukwu Odife.
The film centres on a sad and lonely girl played by Ebube, who fell in love with an old dying but rich man with just six months left to live. But within a short time, this man has transformed the life of this once poor guy along with her parents.
This man made Ebube promise him to marry a man he will chose for. But what happened next? More answers when the delectable actress releases the movie.

Fraudsters hack Fashola’s phone

Fraudsters have hacked into the phone of Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola.
The conmen used the number to send scam text messages to members of the State Executive Council.
They were asked to pay undisclosed sums of money into a Skye Bank account opened in the name of Agazie Stephen C.
Fashola confirmed the development in an SMS to Lagosians on Friday night.
He warned them to ignore any such SMS.