68.5 per cent candidates pass 2015 NECO exam
THE National Examinations Council has released the June/July 2015 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination results. The result showed a remarkable improvement when compared with previous examinations between 2011 and 2014.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, on Thursday announced the results at the council’s national headquarters in Minna, Niger State.
He observed that the results which showed 83.28 per cent credit pass in English Language and 80.74 per cent credit pass in Mathematics was an improvement on the previous exams conducted between 2011 and 2014.
Garba, who coincidentally marked his 100 days in office on Wednesday, said that 969,991 candidates registered for the examinations, out of which 969,491 sat for the papers with 68.56 per cent of the candidates obtaining five credits and above in five subjects including Mathematics and English.
Garba said in the comparative analysis of 2014 and 2015 June/July SSCE, it showed that in 2014, 978,886 candidates sat for the exam with 511,931 of the candidates obtaining credits in five subjects above, including English and Mathematics.
In the analysis of candidates’ performance by states, he said Delta State scored the highest in five credits and above, including English and Mathematics with 83.51 per cent and Edo State followed with 83.42 per cent while Yobe State was the least with 36.12 per cent.
The Registrar said 43,608 cases of malpractices were recorded with those who had their cases established, having their results cancelled.
Garba added that schools with defaults had their candidates’ results withheld.
“We have banned seven schools and centres for their involvement in malpractice cases for at least two years and some forever. This action also affects ad-hoc staff. We have blacklisted those involved in malpractices,” the registrar added.