Slight Improvement as Releases NECO Result 2018.
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary Schools certificate Examination results, out of the 1,041,536 candidates that registered, 1,032,729 candidates actually sat for the examination.
In a statement signed by the acting Registrar of the Council, Abubakar Gana, a total of 939,733 candidates representing 90.47 per cent scored five credits and above without English and Mathematics.
He also said that 875, 464 candidates, representing 84.77 per cent scored credits in English Language while 850,331 candidates representing 82.34 per cent, scored credits in mathematics.
Furthermore, he said that a total of 742,455 candidates representing 71.48 per cent scored five credits and above including English language and Mathematics.
Gana said that in 2017, 70.85 per cent of the candidates had five credits and above including in English and Mathematics as against 71.48 per cent in 2018, showing 0.63 per cent improved performance in the current result.
According to him, a total of 20,181 candidates were involved in examination malpractice — 3,269 candidates in mathematics and 2,177 candidates in English Language.
He decried the fact that 838 candidates were absent from the examinations, yet had answer scripts.
NECO, by its mandate on formation, was to take over the responsibilities of the National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM) which was created, in 1992, by the Ibrahim Babangida administration, although its enabling decree was promulgated in 1993.
However, the conduct of the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) which had, hitherto, been the exclusive preserve of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was made an additional responsibility of the new examination outfit.