The National Examination Council (NECO) November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) result statistics for the academic session of 2018/2019 has been officially published online.
Acting registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana, announced today that the results of NECO GCE November/December Senior School Certificate Examination Results has been released online by the Examination body.
According to the him, 59,963 candidates registered for the examination while 28 subjects were examined.
Mr Gana said out of the 57,842 candidates that sat for English Language, 44, 497 representing 76.93 per cent got either distinction or credit.
“57,275 sat for Mathematics, out of which 47,151 representing 82.32 per cent has either Distinction or credit,” he said.
He said 37,069 candidates representing 62.48 per cent got five credits and above including Mathematics and English Language.
Also, 47,031 candidates representing 79.27 per cent had either five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
“A comparative analysis of candidates who scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics for 2017 and 2018 shows 56.79% for 2017 and 62.48% for 2018. This represents an increase of 5.69 per cent in 2018.
Speaking on candidates’ involvement in malpractices in 2018 when compared to 2017, Mr Gana said there was an upward trend in malpractices in 2018.
“While in 2017, a total of 4,425 candidates were involved, 12,084 candidates were captured in 2018. This reflects the desperation by candidates seeking to cut corners and also show the determination by the council to apprehend the culprits, in line with our zero tolerance for examination malpractice,” he said.
The acting registrar urged candidates to note that result Checker Cards will not be used to check results online.