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National Examination Council (NECO) Has Recorded Another Mass Failure

Another mass failure has been recorded in the National Examination Council (NECO) results released in Minna, Niger
State, Wednesday.
Registrar/Chief Executive of
the Council, Professor
Promise Okpala, while
releasing the results said
110,724 candidates
registered for the 2011
November/December Senior
School Certificate
Examinations (SSCE) of which
104,187 actually sat for the
examinations while 22,680
malpractice cases were
recorded nationwide.
A breakdown of the result
showed that 110,724
candidates registered for English Language while 104,187 eventually sat for it. 15,669 or 14.15 per cent of them recorded pass while 75,355 or 68.06 per cent failed. In Mathematics, of the 110,590 that registered, 101,792 sat for the paper with 45,547 or 41.19 per cent having credit and above and 10,328 or 9.34
per cent with ordinary pass.
Further breakdown also
showed that the results in
science core subjects including Chemistry, Biology,
Further Mathematics and
Agricultural Science are nothing to write home about.
In Physics, 43,504 or 90. 05
per cent failed, 24 candidates or 0.05 per cent had credit and above, 101 or 2.21 per cent failed; Biology, of the 97,595 that sat for the paper, 8,109 or 7.57 per cent had pass while 75,486 or 70.48 per cent failed.
In Chemistry, of the 44,950
that sat for the paper, 2,577 or 5.32 per cent had credit and above, 3,432 or 7.09 per cent had pass while 37,973 or 78.39 per cent failed. In Further Mathematics, of the 3,271 that sat for it, 48 or 1.05 per cent had credit and above, 101 or 2.21 per cent with pass while 3,085 or 67.64 per cent failed.
The statistics further showed
that Oyo State which had the
highest number of candidates for the examination also topped the list of states with the highest cases of malpractice of 6,579 or 3.29 per cent while Adamawa State had the least of only 36 cases or 1.33 per cent
Okpala said the council would not lower the standard of the marking skills because of the
continuous mass failure but
instead make it higher.

Source: Vanguard News

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