The National Examinations Council (NECO) has on Tuesday released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination results, out of the 1,151,016 candidates who sat for the examinations, only 829,787 of the candidates representing 71.59% got at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language.
While addressing Journalists at the NECO headquarters, Minna, the acting Registrar of the Council, Abubakar Gana, said 40,630 candidates representing 3.53% were involved in examination malpractices higher than that of 2018 which had 20,181 cases.
According to him “the reason for the higher figure of malpractice in 2019 is not unconnected with the deployment of the new Biometric verification device used during this year’s SSCE, as well as a more robust monitoring by staff and our external monitors”.
He also added that “three schools, one each in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo states were recommended for de-recognition for two years for their involvement in mass cheating/whole centres.
“Also, a total of eighteen Supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non candidates to write answers on chalkboard and so on.”
The Acting Registrar said the comparative analysis of candidates’ performance in the examination with five credits and above including Mathematics and English Language for 2018 is 742,455 (71.48%) and that of 2019 /, 829787 which shows that there is a 0.11% increase in the general performance of candidates.
He said out of the 1,163,194 candidates who registered for the examinations, only 1,151,016 including 146 blind candidates sat for the examination.
While only 984,152 candidates representing 85.50% scored Credit and above in English Language, 954,399 representing 83.03% scored Credit