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Thursday, September 14, 2017

NECO: 276 Schools Involved In Examination Malpractices.

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The National Examinations Council(NECO) has released the result of its 2017 June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination(SSCE) with Ekiti state emerging top in students performance with 85 per cent of its students scoring five credits and above including Mathematics and English.

Edo and Bayelsa states came second and third with 84.61 and 84.52 per cent respectively.

The Examination body disclosed that 276 schools were involved in mass cheating in 34 states while six schools have been derecognized for examination malpractice with 23 supervisors that aided malpractice were blacklisted.

Kebbi state top the chart in malpractice cases with 8,124 candidates involved in malpractice while Bauchi and Borno states followed with 5,458 and 3,980 students involved in malpractice cases.

Announcing the release of the results yesterday in Minna, the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe said that 745,053 out of 1,051,472 candidates which makes 70.85 per cent got five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.

Giving a breakdown of the result, Uwakwe said that 903,690 candidates have credit and above in English language, 849,335 candidates have credit and above in General Mathematics, 561,437 in Economics and 599,093 in Biology adding that the 2017 result showed 1.11 per cent improvement in candidates performance compared with 2016 results.

He added with dismay that 50,586 candidates were involved in examination malpractices which increased the rate of malpractice cases from 4.29 per cent in 2016 to 4.81 per cent in 2017 which represents 0.52 per cent in cases of malpractice compared with 2016.

The Registrar said who appreciated the staff for their courage and determination in keeping the integrity of the examination body intact stated that the standard of NECO will continue to remain uncompromised.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm
    I'm still waiting for the day that my state will emerge no.1.


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