National Examinations Council, NECO, yesterday, released the results of June/July 2015 Senior School Certificate Examinations , SSCE, indicating an improved performance of 68.56 percent in 5 credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
Releasing the results at its national headquarters in Minna, Niger State capital, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, NECO, Professor Abdulrashid Garba said 969, 491 sat for the examinations, while 6,644 had 5 credits and above, including English and Mathematics, representing 68.56 percent performance.
This, according to him, represents 12 percent improvement over the 2014 results, where 98,886 sat for the same examinations, recording 511,931 passes at credit level in five subjects and above representing 52.29 percent.
He attributed the improvement in the performance of the candidates to the home-grown curriculum operated by NECO, improved motivation of staff.
The Registrar however lamented that, despite the adequate vigilance and monitoring by his organisation, NECO still recorded substantial malpractices, leading to cancellation of established culprits’ results and black listing of culpable ad-hoc staff.
On the rate of indebtedness to NECO and its effects on candidates, the Registrar informed that only 13 states were partially indebted to NECO with commitment to pay, hence the release of such results, while some private schools also owed the organisation.