65 percent credit pass recorded in 2013 National Examinations Council (NECO) result
After three years of consecutive mass failure at Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday announced that 69.57 per cent candidates had five credits and above in the June/July 2013.
Announcing this year’s school based examination in Minna, the Registrar and the Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala said that 681,507 candidates representing 66.63 per cent made credit pass and above in English Language while 668,314 candidates or 65.50 percent recorded same in Mathematics.
In Biology 66.88 percent had credit and above, 66.68 per cent of the candidates that wrote Physics and 66.41 percent Chemistry candidates equally made credit pass and above.
The NECO boss also said that out of 1,034,263 candidates that sat for the examination which had 128 blind candidates, 998,624 candidates or 96.55 per cent made five passes and above.
The elated NECO registrar also said that low percentage of candidates were involved in examination malpractice.
Giving a comparative analysis of students’ performance in the last three years, Okpala said the council witnessed “rises in performance from 15.84 per cent in 2011 through 51.66 per cent last year to this year’s 69.57 per cent”.
Attributing the improved performance on federal and states governments resolve as well as all other stakeholders to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the country, Okpala said the improved performances over the years were empirical indications that the efforts of the President and the Ministry of Education are yielding positive results”.