NECO: 48.77 % Candidates Pass Nov/Dec 2013 SSCE


SAN FRANCISCO, April 04, (THEWILL) - A total of 30,000 out of the 61,897 candidates who sat for the 2013 November\December Senior School Certificate Examination of the National Examination Council (NECO) passed the examination with credit and above in eight subjects, including English and Mathematics.

The figure represents about 48.
77 percent of the candidates and an improvement on 2012 records.

Disclosing this in Minna, the Niger State capital, was the Registrar/ Chief Executive of NECO, Professor Promise Okpala, while announcing the release of the result at the headquarters of the examination body.

He particularly expressed delight at the drastic reduction in malpractice in the last year's November /December examination which recorded only 0.

14 percent.
"The low level of malpractice is an eloquent testimony of the painstaking efforts the council has consistently made to eradicate examination malpractice," he said.

Okpala assured that NECO will do everything humanly possible towards ensuring that it records zero malpractice in the coming years.

Breaking the candidates performances down by subject for three years in the senior secondary certificate examination from 2011 to 2013, the Registrar said the council recorded 10.

3 per cent pass in 2011, 33.
89 per cent pass in 2012 and 48.
77 per cent pass in 2013.
He attributed the remarkable improved performance to efforts being made by the President Goodluck Jonathan Administration to improve the quality of teaching and learning.