National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the Nov/Dec 2014 SSCE results. The results showed improved performance of students, when compared with last year.
According to the Registrar/ Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala, who announced the result in Minna yesterday, 52.94 percent of the candidates had Credit in English and 55.37 percent in Mathematics. Out of 63,445 that registered for the examinations, 61,386 eventually sat for it, with 30.57 percent recording Credits and above.
“It is important to note that there have been improvements in NECO SSCE results over the past four years. A comparative analysis of the results in English language and Mathematics examinations and those who had five Credits and above including English language and Mathematics from 2011 to 2014 depicts this trend,” Okpala said.
Out of 53,848 who sat for Biology, 26,947 passed with Credit which represents 50.04 percent. 51.62 percent of the 28,250 Candidates who sat for Chemistry passed with Credit. 29.22 percent passed Agricultural science at credit level. Students’ performance in Physics was however very poor, as only 0.2 percent of the students that sat for the examination passed at Credit level.
The registrar decried the continuous involvement of candidates in Examination malpractices despite measures being taken to stop the ugly trend. According to him, 620 cases of malpractices were recorded in the last examinations.