By Adama Makasuba
The West African Examinations Council, Banjul office, has announced the results of the Grade 12 examination results.
“The West African Examinations Council, Banjul Office is pleased to announce the release of results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2022. A total of 15,360 candidates from 136 Senior Secondary Schools registered for the examination. This represents a decrease in the candidature of 5.38% over the previous year’s entry figure of 16,234 candidates. Out of the 15,360 candidates that registered for the examination this year 6,319 (41.14%) were male, while 9,041 (58.86%) were female.
“In the 2022 WASSCE for School Candidates, The Gambian candidates registered in 32 subjects which included English Language, Mathematics and a host of Science, Arts, Commerce, Technical and Vocational Subjects.
“Six hundred and five (605) candidates (3.94%) obtained credit passes in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics. On a gender basis, 316 (5.00%) male candidates had five credit passes and above in which English Language and Mathematics are included, while 289 (3.20%) female candidates had five credits and above in which English Language and Mathematics are included,” the body said.
“A summary of the performance in WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 in terms of the number of credit passes obtained and the percentage of candidates that obtained such number of credit passes are given below.
CREDIT PASSES IN NUMBER OF CANDIDATES % OF CANDIDATES, 9 Subjects 201 1.31, 8 Subjects 336 2.19, 7 Subjects 426 2.77, 6 Subjects 547 3.56, 5 Subjects 679 4.42, 4 Subjects 932 6.07, Subjects 1262 8.22, 2 Subjects 2049 13.34, 1 Subjects 3667 23.87
In their words of appreciation, the exam Council said “On behalf of the Chairman and Registrar to Council, the Head of National Office wishes to register the Council’s profound appreciation of the immense support rendered by The Gambia Government through the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE). In a similar vein, the Council also recognizes and appreciates the fruitful efforts of other stakeholders, including its esteemed Examiners, Principals of Senior Secondary Schools as well as the Conference of Principals of Senior Secondary Schools (GAMCOP) who immensely contributed to the successful conduct of the examination.”