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NECO Records Best Performance In Five Years

Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 12:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

• 68% Of Candidates Pass Exams  lDelta, Edo Lead

By Chinwendu Nnadozie,


The National Examinations Council (NECO), on Thursday, released results of candidates for the June/July 2015 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) with a 68.56 per cent of the candidates recording credit passes in five subjects, including English and Mathematics, compared to previous years.

According to the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, who gave details of the results at the council’s national headquarters in Minna, Niger State, the results showed 83.28 per cent credit pass in English Language and 80.74 per cent credit pass in Mathematics, an improvement over the figures recorded in the exams conducted between 2011 and 2014.

Specifically, he said a total of 969,491 candidates sat for the examinations, representing a significant improvement over the 52.29 per cent pass rate recorded in 2014, when 511,931 of the 978,886 candidates recorded five credits and more, including English and Mathematics.

Garba who was performing his first assignment as Registrar of the board since assuming office exactly one hundred days ago, said 969, 991 candidates registered for the examinations, with 969,491 sitting for the papers.

In an analysis of the performance of candidates by states, Delta had the highest number of candidates with five credits and more, including English and Mathematics with 83.51 per cent, followed by Edo with 83.42 per cent.

According to the Registrar, a total of 43, 608 cases of malpractices were recorded with those who had their cases established having their results cancelled, while schools with defaults had their results withheld, pending outcome of the council’s investigation.

Prof. Garba said: “We have de-recognised seven schools and centres for their involvement in malpractice cases with at least two-year ban and some forever. This action also affects Ad-hoc staff; we have blacklisted those involved in malpractices”.

The registrar said that the council was able to once again release results within record time, as “the 2015 examinations result was released within 60 days after the final paper. This shows a great success achieved by the council.

Garba urged candidates who sat for the examination to access their results on the NECO Website:

Attributing the feat he had so far recorded in the past 100 days to the commitment of staff and members of the NECO board, Garba solicited their continued support for him to take positive decisions that would help project the council’s image to the desired level.

Releasing results of its May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results recently, the West African Examination Council (WAEC), noted that of the 1,593,442 candidates, only 616,370, representing 38.68 per cent obtained credit passes in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.

The results of 118,101 candidates, representing 7.41 per cent were withheld for various cases of examination malpractices being investigated.