NECO records 69.57% credit pass in SSCE
After three years of consecutive mass failure in its Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), the National Examinations Council (NECO) yesterday announced that 69.57 per cent of the candidates who wrote this year’s June/July SSCE had five credits and above.
Announcing the results of the school-based examination in Minna, the Niger State capital, NECO’s Registrar and the Chief Executive of the Council, Prof Promise Okpala said 681,507 candidates, representing 66.63 per cent, made credit pass and above in English language while 668,314 candidates, or 65.50 per cent, recorded same in Mathematics.
In Biology, 66.88 per cent of the candidates had credits and above; 66.68 per cent of the candidates who wrote Physics and 66.41 per cent in Chemistry candidates also made credit pass and above.
The NECO chief said of the 1,034,263 candidates who sat for the examination, which had 128 blind candidates, 998,624 of them, or 96.55 per cent, made five passes and above.
The elated NECO registrar also said a small percentage of candidates was involved in examination malpractice.