Originally posted on MILE2HERALD (NEWS AND TIPS):
Over 69 per cent make English, Mathematics
After six years of dismal performance by its candidates, the National Examinations Council (NECO) Wednesday announced that 52.29 percent of persons who sat for this year’s June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) passed at credit level in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Announcing the result yesterday in Minna, Niger State, the NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Promise Okpala, said that 74.30 percent of the candidates made five credits and above generally.
According to him, of the 989,622 persons who registered for the examinations, only 978,886 candidates eventually wrote the examination, which covers about 76 subjects. Giving a breakdown of the result, Okpala said that 72.58 percent scored credit level and above in English Language while 69.49 percent made similar grades in Mathematics.
In sciences, 72.86 percent of candidates that sat for…
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