68% students record five credits and above in NECO

68% students record five credits and above in NECO

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released its June/July 2015 results with 511, 931 or 68.56 per cent of the students recording five credit pass and above in all subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

Announcing the release of results yesterday at the Council National headquarters in Minna, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof Abdulrashid Garba said the result shows 12 per cent improvement to the results of the 2014 result released by the council and a remarkable improvement to the results in the last four years.

According to him, 969, 991 candidates registered for the examination out of which 969, 491 sat for the examinations in centers across the country.

Giving a breakdown of the results, the NECO Registrar said 83.28 per cent credit pass in English Language and 80.74 per cent credit pass in Mathematics.

The Registrar lamented that despite the adequate vigilance and monitoring by his organisation, NECO still recorded  substantial malpractices which led to leading to cancellation of

43,608 culprits results and black listing of culpable adhoc staff.

Garba said 13 states were partially indebted to NECO, with commitment to pay and the Council released the results of those states adding that some private schools also owe the organisation but all results were released except those involved in malpractices.

In the analysis of candidates performance by states, Delta State? scored the highest in five credits and above including English and Mathematics with 83.51 percent, and Edo state follows suit with 83.42 percent.

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