NECO Releases SSCE Results


By Laleye Dipo in Minna

The National Examination Council NECO on Friday released the results of the Senior School Certificate Examination it conducted in and outside the country between June and July this year.

It showed a remarkable improvement in the performance of candidates that sat for the examination.

The new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Professor Charles Uwake, who released the result for the first time in Minna, Niger state, said of the 1,022,474 candidates that sat for the examination, 905,011 recorded credit and above in five subjects.

He also said that not less than 857,699 candidates had credit and above in English language and 812,846 candidates recorded the same performance in General Mathematics.

The general performance of the candidates in the examination this year, according to the Registrar, was 1% better than that of last year when 87.51% of the candidates passed as against the 88.51% this year.

Nineteen overseas students sat for the examination this year with 15 of them recording credit and above in 5 subjects and above.

An analysis of the result across the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory FCT indicated that Ekiti state  topped all others with 96.485 of its candidates that sat for the examination coming out victorious while  Edo state was second with 96.31% while  Abias and Kogi were joint third.

Uwakwe disclosed that 43,905 cases of malpractices were recorded during the examination in which 194 schools were involved adding that 14 schools had been de registered as a result of the cheating by some of the candidates that sat for the examination.

He attributed the improved performance on the part of candidates to seriousness by the students, adding that parents were  now more interested in the studies of their wards.

  • Thompson Iyeye

    One wonders the level of standard of these NECO examinations, given this level of good results which shows 89% pass of 5 credits and above. There is no doubt our educational standards have fallen. When they were accepted to be good, overall pass of nearly 90% was not even achieved. This doubt is more so, given that WEAC has consistently had passes of 5 credits and above in the 30% region.

    It is doubtful if there is a cause for optimism, as this is just too good to be true.

  • Dele Awogbeoba

    Welcome change from the SW. Quite frankly, it was becoming alarming that the SW was slipping down the performance ladder. It may be that outside Lagos, the SW may have to fire APC on the local level and allow APC represent the wider Yoruba level on the national level (senate and house of reps).

    • Daniel Obior

      Is it the same APC that is failing woefully in running the country, or is this another of your bad jokes?

      • Dele Awogbeoba

        I believe my reference was to the representation of the Yoruba at the national level. You are neither Yoruba nor do you harbour good will to the Yoruba nation. Consequently, I do not know what your concern is or should be as to which party the Yoruba people select to represent their wider interests. Tinubu’s faction of the ACN/APC currently leads the Yoruba and is doing it well on the national level.

        As an fyi to readers, the state of the economy has more to do with the actions of the CBN (especially its erstwhile foreign exchange policy, its current high interest rate policy and its current CRR policy) with a significant contribution made by Buhari’s al-advised implementation of the TSA policy. We know the person that appointed the current CBN governor and the party that appointed 10 of the 12 current members of the CBN MPC team.

        • Daniel Obior

          Congratulations, tribal champion. But please go set up a forum of the Yorubas, for the Yorubas and by the Yorubas. Too bad for you that this forum is open to all, irrespective of nationality, tribe, race or creed. That entitles me to make my comments.

    • Intrepid

      Restless evil soul always tearing his heart apart because of earthly vanities. F#cken 1diot!

  • Emerem

    Did I see Abias there? Which state is that?