No fewer than 664,747 out of the 969,491 candidates that sat for the 2015 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination SSCE of the National Examination Council NECO got five credits and above including English and Mathematics this year.
The figure which represents a score card of 68.56 per cent indicates an increase of performance of over 12 per cent as against the previous year. Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO Prof. Abdulrasheed Garba who announced the release of the 2015 June /July SSCE result at the NECO headquarters in Minna Niger State capital on Thursday said,’ the senior school certificate examination was a huge success’.
He stated that as a result of the overwhelming cooperation and goodwill of the staff , the examination is been released 60 days after the writing of the last paper which also coincides with his first 100 days in office, A breakdown of the result showed that out of the 975,991 candidates that registered for the examination 969,491 actually sat for the examination while the percentage of candidates who got five credits and above including English and Mathematics per state this year stood at 68.56 per cent.
Comparing the success recorded this year, Rasheed said, in 2014 the number of candidates that sat for the examination nationwide was 978,886 with 511,931 scoring five credits and above including English and Mathematics which represent 52.29 per cent while in 2015 out of the 969,491 that wrote the exams 664,747 got five credits and above including English and Mathematics which represent 68.56 per cent thereby recording an increase of over 12 per cent against the previous year.
Answering question over the success recorded this year, he said, ‘external and internal factors contributed to the success of the exams because NECO candidates are examine based on Nigeria modern curriculum while the new cream of staff as well as synergy with other bodies responsible in designing Nigerian curriculum contributed immensely.
– Iliya Garba, Minna