Jul 22, 2021, 12:22 PM
The results of a total of 16,234 candidates from 131 senior secondary schools, was released on Wednesday.
This figure represents an increase in candidature of 13.11% over the previous year’s entry figure of 14,353 candidates.
“Out of the 16,234 candidates that registered for the examination, 7, 144 (44.016) were male while 9090 (55.99%) were female.”
WAEC further disclosed that in the 2021 WASSCE for School Candidates, candidates in The Gambia registered in 32 subjects, which included English language, Mathematics and a host of Science, Art, Commerce, Technical and Vocational Subjects.
“Nine hundred and thirty-four (934) candidates (5.75%) obtained credit, passes in five subjects and above, including English language and Mathematics. On gender basis, 461 (6.45%) male candidates had credit passes in five subjects and above, including English language and Mathematics. On the other hand, 475 (5.20%) female candidates had credit passes in five subjects and above, including English language and Mathematics.”
According to the summary of student performance; a total of three-hundred and one students secured credit passes in nine subjects, representing 1.85%; four hundred and fifty-one obtained credit passes in 8 subjects, representing 2.75%; five hundred and ninety-five scored credit passes in seven subjects, representing 3.67%.
“Additionally, six-hundred and seventy-four secured credit passes in six subjects, representing 4.15%; eight-hundred and eight students got credit passes in five subjects, representing 4.98%. One-thousand and sixty-one students obtained credit passes in four subjects representing 6.54%; while one thousand, four-hundred and ten students secured credit passes in three subjects, representing 8.69%. Also one thousand, nine-hundred and eighty-nine students get credit passes in two subjects, representing 12.25%. Another three-thousands, three-hundred and ninety-eight students get credit passes in one subjects, representing 20.93%.”
Meanwhile, on behalf of the Chairman and Registrar to Council and the Gambia National Committee, the Head of National Office wishes to register the Council’s profound appreciation for the immense support rendered by The Gambia Government through the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE).
“In a similar vein, the Council also recognises and appreciates the fruitful efforts of all stakeholders, including its esteemed examiners, principals of Senior Secondary Schools as well as the Conference of Principals of Senior Secondary Schools (GAMCOP), who contributed immensely to the successful conduct of the examination during this year amid COVID -19 pandemic.”
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