For the first time in six years, a
remarkable improvement has
been recorded in the results of
the Senior School Certificate
Examinations (SSCE) released by
the National Examinations
Council (NECO).
The results as released by the
NECO’s Registrar, Professor
Promise Okpala, revealed that
over 50 per cent of the over 1
million candidates that sat for
the core subjects of English
language, mathematics,
economics and biology got
credit passes and above.
This is against the persistent and
dismal 20 per cent recorded in
the last five years.
According to Professor Okpala,
there was a marked
improvement in other core
subjects of Chemistry, Physics,
Government and Commerce as
over 45 per cent of the
candidates scored credit passes
and above as against 15 per cent
last year.
However, a massive failure was
recorded in most Nigerian
languages as only about 10 per
cent scored credit passes and
above in the minority languages
of Edo, Ibibio and Efik.
Professor Okpala further
revealed that the council has
banned 13 schools across Imo,
Anambra, Kano, Cross-rivers,
Nassarawa, Rivers and Benue
states for a period of two years
for their involvement in mass examination malpractice

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