The candidates of the National Examination Council NECO in the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary School certificate examination came out with an impressive result with over 70 per cent of them scoring credit pass in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
According to the results released by NECO Monday, out of the 1,041,536 candidates who sat for the examinations, 742,455 of the candidates got at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]The NECO result is a great improvement on the 2018 West African Examination Council examination result in which had only 45 per cent scoring five credits including English Language and Mathematics.[/penci_blockquote]
The NECO result is a great improvement on the 2018 West African Examination Council examination result in which had only 45 per cent scoring five credits including English Language and Mathematics.
A statement by the NECO’s Acting Registrar/ Chief Executive, Alhaji. Abubakar Gana, showed that there was a decline in examination malpractices. According to Gana, about 9,000 of the candidates that registered for the examinations did not sit for the papers, noting that “1,041,536 registered for the examination, while 1,032,729 sat for it.
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“Comparative analysis of candidates with five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics for 2017 and 2018 shows 70.85 percent for 2017 and 71.85 percent for 2018, an increase of 0.68 percent,” he stated.
The registrar directed candidates to access the NECO online portal for their results.