NECO RELEASES 2019 JUNE/JULY SSCE RESULTS; SANCTIONS THREE SECONDARY SCHOOLS OVER MALPRACTICE.
National Examinations Councl, (NECO) has announced the release of the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate examination,(SSCE) results.
He also pointed out that 146 blind candidates sat for the examination.
The Statistics shows that 954,399 representing 83.03% made Credit and above in mathematics while 984,152 representing 85.50% made Credit in English language.
Similarly, number of Candidates who made five credits and above including English language and mathematics is 829,787 representing 71.559% and when compared to 2018 June/July S.S.C.E there is an increase of 0.11%.
He said the schools were “de-recognized” for their involvements in mass cheating especially from “Special Centers”.
He also said that 17 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting and connivance with mercenaries to write answers on chalkboard.
Gana further disclosed that 40,630 representing 3.53% of the candidates who sat for the examination were involved in various forms of malpractice adding that the number of malpractice cases when compared to 2018 increased with over 50 per cent. The Registrar explained that the reason for the higher figure of malpractice cases in 2019 is not unconnected with the deployment of the new biometric verification device used in the 2019 SSCE saying, “more robust monitoring by staff and external monitors also contributed to more sensitivity in detecting malpractices.”
Gana disclosed that some NECO staff who were alleged to have been involved in malpractice cases will not also go unpunished as they have been recommended to face the appropriate disciplinary measures and that anyone found guilty will be dealt with accordingly.
“The number of candidates who made five credits and above including English language and Mathematics is 829,787 representing 71.59%.
“The number of candidates who made five Credits and above, irrespective of English language and Mathematics is 1,041,986 representing 89.90%.
The Registrar described the 2019 June/July SSCE as a huge success saying, “NECO has once again delivered on its mandate.”