The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has released the May/June WASSCE results with  59.22 per cent pass English Language and Mathematics.

However the council withheld the results of 13.79 per cent of candidates who wrote the examination.

The Head of National Office, WAEC, Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun said at a news conference on Monday that the performance of the candidates improved better than the 2015 and 2016 WASSCE.

Justifying the relative success performance of candidates in 2017, Adenipekun noted that the percentage WASSCE results for school candidates in 2015 and 2016 were 38.68% and 52.97%, respectively.

He said: ”A total of 923,486 (nine hundred and twenty three thousand four hundred and eighty six) candidates, representing 59.22%, obtained minimum of credits in five (5) subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.”