The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released its June/July 2015 results with 68.56 percent of the students recording five credit pass and above in all subjects including English Language and Mathematics. In the analysis of candidates performance by states, Delta State scored the highest in five credits and above including English and Mathematics with 83.51 percent, and Edo state follows suit with 83.42 percent.
Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Professor Abdulrashid Garba,who announced the release of results on Thursday at the Council National headquarters in Minna, said the results show 12 percent improvement on 2014 and a remarkable improvement to the results in the last four years.
According to him, 969,991 candidates registered for the examination out of which 969,491 sat for the examinations in centers across the country.
Giving a breakdown of the results, the NECO Registrar said 83.28 percent had credit pass in English Language and 80.74 percent credit pass in Mathematics.
The Registrar lamented that despite the adequate vigilance and monitoring by his organisation, NECO still recorded substantial malpractices which led to the cancellation of 43,608 culprits results and black listing of culpable adhoc staff.
“We have de-recognised seven schools and centres for their involvement in malpractice cases with at least 2 year ban and some forever. This action also affects Ad-hoc staff, we have blacklisted those involved in malpractices,” he said.
He attributed the improved performance of the candidates to the home grown curriculum operated by NECO and the improved funding of the educational sector by the federal government which led to high motivation of teachers in classrooms.
Garba said that 13 states were partially indebted to NECO, with commitment to pay and the Council released the results of those states adding that some private schools also owe the organisation but all results were released except those involved in malpractices.