National Examinations Councl, (NECO) has released the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate examination,(SSCE) results today (Tuesday) in Minna.
Acting Registrar, Alhaji Abubakar Gana said 71per cent made credits pass in English Language and Mathematics.
Breakdown of 2019 NECO results
According to him, 1,163,194 registered for the examination while 1,151,016 sat for the examination.
Gana said: ““The number of candidates who made five credits and above including English language and Mathematics is 829,787. It representing 71.59 per cent.
“Statistics shows that 954,399 representing 83.03% had Credit pass and above in Mathematics. 984,152 representing 85.50% made Credit pass in English language.
“Candidates who made five Credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,041,986 representing 89.90 per cent.”
“146 blind candidates sat for the examination,” he said.
NECO suspended 3 schools, 17 supervisors for malpractice
Meanwhile, Gana disclosed that 40,630 representing 3.53 percent of the candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice.
When compared to the previous year, the Registrar said the rate of malpractice cases was 50 per cent.
“Three secondary schools who were involved in the malpractice have been suspended for two years. The three schools are in Kastina, Kebbi and Oyo states. “The schools were de-recognized for their involvements in mass cheating from Special Centers,” he said.
He said also that seventeen supervisors have been blacklisted for various involvement in examinations malpractice.
Technology helps us detect malpractice, says NECO
Gana said, “The 17 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences. Their offense ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting with non-candidates to write answers on chalkboard.
“Reasons for the higher figure of malpractice cases discovered this year was due to the deployment of new biometric verification device used.
“NECO robust monitoring by staff and external monitors also contributed to more sensitivity in detecting malpractices.”
“NECO staff who were alleged to have been involved in malpractice cases would not go unpunished.”