By Tina George, Minna
The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2018 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The results record a 5.69% increase for candidates who scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.
Releasing the result in Minna, the Acting Registrar, Abubakar Mohammed Gana disclosed that 37,069 candidates out of 59,963 students representing 62.48 per cent who registered for the examination got five Credits and above.
This, he said include English language and Mathematics while 47,031 candidates representing 79.27 per cent got five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
“A total of 28 subjects were examined, the number of candidates that sat for English Language is 57,842 out of which 44,497 representing 79.93 per cent got either Distinction or Credit while 57,275 sat for Mathematics out of which 47,151 representing 82.32 for either Distinction or Credit.
“A comparative analysis of candidates who scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics for 2017 and 2018 shows 56.79 per cent for 2017 and 62.48 per cent for 2018. This represents an increase of 5.69 per cent in 2018.”
Gana further disclosed that 12,084 malpractice offences were recorded lamenting on the increase trend in malpractice cases.
The Acting Registrar said that the increase in candidates involvement in various examination malpractice offences reflects the desperation by candidates to cut corners.
“This also shows the determination by the Council to apprehend the culprits, in line with our zero tolerance for examination malpractice.”
Gana further enjoined candidates to note that result checker cards would no longer be used to check their results online.
He urged them to log on to the Council website and follow the prompt, which would enable them purchase a token that would be used to access their results.