Sponsored Links: The era of mass failure, which often characterises the performance of Nigerian candidates in the yearly West African Senior School Examinations (WASSCE) seems to be going into extinction, as the West African Examination Council (WAEC) recorded an improvement in the 2017 May/June WASSCE. Summary of the result as announced by the council's Head of National Office, Monday, Mr Olu Adenipekun, showed that 923,486 candidates representing 59.22 per cent obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics. The percentage of candidates who attained this feat in 2014, 2015 and 2016 diets were 31.28 per cent, 38.68 per cent and 52.97 per cent respectively. Candidates who sat the exam will be able to check their results via www.waecdirect.org within the next few hours. The Result checker PIN and Serial Number are contained on the CIVAMPENS Card issued to all candidates.