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Less Than Half Achieve Credits In English And Mathematics As NECO Releases Results

The National Examination Council is among the principal secondary faculty examination our bodies within the nation.


The National Examinations Council (NECO) has launched its November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with 33,576 candidates, representing 48.68 p.c, scoring credit in each English and Mathematics for 2019.

NECO’s appearing Registrar, Abubakar Mohammed Gana, made this recognized in a press assertion launched on Thursday.

According to the appearing Registrar, 70,140 candidates registered for the examination.

He additional acknowledged that fifty,057 candidates, representing 72.57 p.c of the whole, obtained 5 credit and above no matter English and Mathematics.

Gana, within the assertion, defined there was a rise in 2019 in comparison with 2018 with 12,084 to 17,004 this 12 months of candidates concerned in varied types of malpractices because of the council complete monitoring by the senior workers that additionally resulted in a decline within the variety of candidates who obtained 5 credit and above.

According to him, “the number of candidates that sat for English language is 65,207 out of which 41,214 representing 63% got either Distinction or Credit.

“66,398 candidates sat for Mathematics, out of which 54, 565 representing 82.18% got either Distinction or credit.”

According to the appearing Registrar, 62.48 p.c of scholars scored 5 credit and above, together with English and Mathematics in 2018, however solely 48.68 p.c may handle the identical feat in 2019, representing a lower of 13.8 p.c.

The appearing Registrar suggested candidates to go browsing to to entry their outcomes.

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