The National Examinations Council, NECO, has released the 2013 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations results with a considerable improvement by the students generally nationwide compared with the past results.
A breakdown of the results shows that about 69.57% of the candidate had credit generally while most of the students also came out with good results in both English Language and Mathematics.
Releasing the results at the Headquarters of the Examinations body in Minna, the Niger state capital, the Registrar, Professor Promise Nwachukwu Okpala , said number of candidates who registered for the examinations is one million, fifty two thousand, eight hundred and ninety eight, 1,052,898.
He noted that six hundred and eighty one thousand , five hundred and seven, 681,507, representing sixty six point six three, 66. 63 percent passed English Language at credit level while six hundred and sixty eight thousand, three hundred and fourteen, 668,314, representing 65.50% also passed mathematics at credit level.
According to the Registrar, seven hundred and nineteen thousand, five hundred and ninety three candidates, representing 69.57 per cent passed at credit level, while number of candidates who made five passes and above stood at nine hundred and ninety eight thousand, six hundred and twenty four ,998,624, representing 96. 55 percent.
Also, the numbers of candidates involved in examinations malpractices dropped to eight thousand, three hundred and eight, 8,308, representing 0.80 percent.“ This year’s result shows a remarkable improvement compared to that of 2011 result, which stood at 15.84 % pass at credit level. 2012 result of 51. 66 % also at credit level,” the elated Registrar said.
The Registrar further said that despite the brilliant results, some schools and students were still caught in examination malpractices but added that those involved has been sanctioned by de-registration or cancellationof results of those involved.
About 36 schools involved have been de-registered for a period of two years.