2019 NECO June/July Results Statistics: 71.48% Had 5 Credits
The National Examination Council (NECO), has released the results of the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination with a total of 71.5 per cent of the 1,151,016 that sat for the examination, scoring five credits and above, including in English and Mathematics.
The Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana, while announcing the results at the Council’s National Headquarters in Minna, the Niger State capital, said the performance represented 0.11 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared with the 2018 results.
Gana said 1,151,016, including 146 blind candidates, sat for the 2019 June/July SSCE examination.
According to him, 984,152 representing 85.50 per cent of the candidates made Credit and above in English Language while 954,399 representing 83.03 per cent of candidates made Credit and above in Mathematics.
Mr Gana adjudged the 2019 June/July SSCE to be a huge success, stating that NECO has “once again delivered on its mandate.”
The cases of examination malpractices doubled in 2019 compared to that of 2018, as 40,630 candidates were caught against the 20,181 candidates apprehended in 2018.
The NECO Acting Registrar, Mr Abubakar Gana, said the reason for the higher figure in 2019 was not unconnected with the deployment of the new biometric verification device used during the examination, as well as more robust monitoring by staff and external monitors.
According to him, NECO has also recommended three schools, one each in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo States, for de-recognition for two years.
He explained that the schools were involved alleged in mass cheating/whole centre cases.
Mr Gana added that a total of 18 supervisors have been blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, as well as connivance with non-candidates to write answers on chalkboard among other offences.