NECO records 71.48 per cent pass rate in 2018

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71.48% of candidates who wrote the 2018 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) had credit passes in not less than five subjects including English and Mathematics.

This represents 742,455 of the 1,032,729 candidates who wrote the exams held between June and July this year.

According to the NECO Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana in a statement made available to on Monday, a total of 1,041,536 candidates initially registered for the examination.

Mr Gana added that 939,733 candidates, representing 90. 47 per cent, scored five credits and above without English and Mathematics.

He noted that 875,464 candidates, representing 84. 77 per cent, scored credits in English Language; while 850,331 candidates, representing 82. 34 per cent, scored credits in Mathematics.

Compared with the 2017 results, where 70. 85 per cent of the candidates had five credits and above , including in English and Mathematics, there is a 0.63 per cent improvement in the candidates’ performance in the current result.

The NECO boss stated also that a total of 20, 181 candidates were involved in examination malpractice — 3 , 269 candidates in Mathematics and 2,177 candidates in English Language.

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He decried the fact that 838 candidates were recorded absent from the examinations, yet had answer scripts.

Candidates can now visit the NECO results portal online to check their respective SSCE results. They are expected to input the following details in the process.

1. Select Examination Type (June/July)
2. Select year of examination (2018)
3. Enter your card PIN number
4. Enter your Examination Number
5. Click on “Check My Result” button”

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