The National Examination Council (NECO) has released results of 2019 November/December Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
Mr Abubakar Gana, Acting Registrar of the council made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
Gana said that a total number of 70,140 candidates registered for the examination is 70,140 while 65,20 sat for English Language out of which 41,214, representing 63 per cent got either distinction or Credit.
He added that 66,398 candidates sat for Mathematics, out of which 54,565, representing 82.18 per cent got either distinction or
Credit while 33,576 candidates, representing 48.68 per cent got five Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“This is coming exactly for 49 days after the last paper was written.
“Like we always point out, this is an examination conducted for external candidates wishing to acquire the minimum
recquirements tor admission into various tertiary institutions.
“A total of twenty 29 subjects were examined. Details about the number of candidates that registered for the examination, and their performance in various subjects are as follows:
“Total number of candidates that registered for the examination is 70,140. Number of candidates that sat for English Language is 65,207 out of which 41,214, representing 63% got either Distinction or Credit.
“66,398 candidates sat for Mathematics, out of which 54,565, representing 82.18% got either Distinction or Credit. 33,576 candidates, representing 48.68% got five Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“On the other hand, 50,057 candidates, representing 72.57% got five Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
“A comparative analysis of candidates who scored five Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics
for 2018 and 2019 shows 62.48% for 2018 and 48.68% for 2019, representing a decrease of 13.8% in 2019. See table 2 attached.”
Gana, however, noted that not all candidates require Credit in either English Language or Mathematics or both.
On candidates’ involvement in various forms of malpractice in 2019 as against 2018 he said when compared to 2018 there was an increase in the number ofcandidates booked tor malpractice.
“While 12,084 cases were recorded in 2018, 17,004 cases were recorded in 2019. This came about as a result of the comprehensive monitoring by senior staff.
” This also resulted in the decline in number of candidates with 5 Credits and above.”
He , therefore, called on candidates to log on to www.neco.gov.ng, and click on ‘NECO Results’ and follow theprompts to be able to access their results.