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NECO release Nov/Dec 2017 results, 

NECO release Nov/Dec 2017 results, Plateau highest in malpractice cases

• By Michael Abimboye

The National Examinations Council on Tuesday released the results of the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination as 32,917 candidates out of 42,429 candidates that sat for the examinations scored 5 credits and above.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO,Prof. Charles Uwakwe, who spoke at the council’s headquarters in Minna said the release of the results is coming barely 38 days after the examinations were conducted.
In the analysis for candidates’ general performance by States, Ogun state has the best result as 4,766 students out of the 5,213 that sat obtained five credits and above in all subjects representing 91.42% while Zamfara state records the worst result with only 24 out of the 186 candidates obtained 5 credits and above representing 12.90%.
According to Uwakwe “a total of 42,985 candidates registered, out of which 42,429 sat for the examinations, and the number of candidates with five credits including Mathematics and English Language put at 24,098 (56.79%)”.
A total number of 41,429 candidates sat for English language with 29,258 credit pass representing 70.62%, while out of the 41,485 that sat for Mathematics, a total 32,701 candidates got credit pass representing 78.82%.
While putting the number of candidates with malpractice cases at 4,425 representing 10.43%. This according to Prof. Uwakwe represents 5.9% reduction in cases compared to 2016.
In the malpractice chart, Plateau state records the highest case with 943 candidates representing 21.31%, with FCT-Abuja, Kogi, Ondo and Taraba states with least in malpractices recording zero cases representing 0.00%. Mathematics has the highest case with 728 candidates involved.
Uwakwe advised candidates to access their results on NECO website http://www.mynecoexam.com, using their Examination Registration Number and scratch cards.
Source: New Telegraph


70 % credit pass recorded as NECO releases results 

70 % credit pass recorded as NECO releases results 

The National Examination Council has announced the release of the 2017June/July Senior School Certificate Examination results.

The Registrar of the council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, announced the results in Minna on Thursday.

Uwakwe said that 1,055,988 candidates registered for the examination, among whom  1,051,472 wrote the tests in 76 subjects.

He said that 745,053 candidates, representing 70.85 per cent had five credits and above, including English Language and mathematics, in the examination.

Uwakwe said the performance represented 1.11 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared with the 2016 results.

He said that 947,850 candidates had five credits and above irrespective of English Language and mathematics, adding that the figure represented 1.63 per cent improvement of the 2016 result.

He also said that 903,690 candidates had credit in English Language, while 849,335 candidates had credit in General Mathematics.

He explained that 50,586 candidates, representing 4.81 per cent of candidates, were involved in examination malpractice.

Uwakwe said the figure represented 0.52 per cent increase in cases of malpractice compared to the 2016 record.

He said that 276 schools were involved in mass cheating in 34 states, while six schools were derecognised for examination malpractice.

Uwakwe explained that 23 supervisors who aided malpractice one way or another were blacklisted.

He advised the candidates to access their results on NECO website www.mynecoexams.com.

Source : Daily  Trust 

Beware of fraudsters! NECO is not recruiting

NECO denies recruitment

Justina Asishana 
The National Examination Council (NECO) has debunked rumours that it is recruiting workers, saying there is no immediate plan by the examination body to recruit.

In a statement by the Head of Information Azeez Sani, NECO debunked an online publication which said the council is recruiting.

According to him, the publication is the imagination of fraudsters; he urged the public to be wary of any recruitment scam.

“The council enjoins the public to disregard the publication. Since the present Registrar assumed office on August 1 2016, no single person has been employed.

“The council warns that the publication is the imagination of fraudsters, and states emphatically that it has not recruited, is not recruiting and has no immediate plans to recruit”.

The statement added that NECO’s recruitment would reflect transparency and devoid of impunity.

Source: The Nation

Students left stranded as Principals embezzle NECO exams fees

Two school principals embezzle NECO fees in Nasarawa

From Linus Oota, Lafia

Nasarawa State Commandant of the Nigerian Securities and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Alhaji Lawan Bashir has revealed that principals of two secondary schools in the state diverted NECO registration fees paid by students.

The commandant told newsmen in lafia that students of the affected schools are Shekkina International School in Agyaragu area of Obi LGA and GSS Wakama in Nasarawa eggon LGA.

He said the students did not realise that their fees had been diverted until the commencement of the examination.

According to the NSCDC boss, “it was after the examinations started that the candidates realised that they had not been registered, their parents promptly reported the matter to the area inspectorate office of education in the affected locations, which brought the matter to us”

He said that the affected principals were then invited to our office “we employed alternative conflict resolution mechanism and it yielded results, all the parties have agreed to the terms for the repayment of the fees to the affected candidates

“The principal of Shekkina International School has refunded more than N400,000 to 67 candidates while his GSS Wakama counterpart has agreed to pay the money before the end of June. We involved the candidates and their parents in the negotiations so as to resolve the matter without any violence that appeared imminent before we came in” he said Bashir advised members of the public to take advantage of the alternative conflict resolution mechanism of the command to report cases instead of taking laws into their hands.

He also explained that the command would deployed over 300 of their men across the state to ensure that the threats issued by Arewa youths over Igbo quits did not affect the state, adding that the command had been in touch with the various tribal associations in the state to ensure the security of all the south easterners in the state.

The NSCDC boss in the state explained that the political discourse in the state was tailored towards unity and warned the youths not to take the threats as advantage to cause trouble in the state, noting that the command is monitoring all the activities to ensure law and order is maintained.

On the incessant vandalism of streets lights and transformers in the state, the commandant explained that the command was on top of the situation as a number of youths have being arrested and would soon be charged to court.
Source: The Sun

Why students fail mathematics in WAEC, NECO examinations

Prof reveals why students fail maths in WAEC, NECO

The Chief Executive Officer at the National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Prof. Stephen Onah, has blamed dismal performance of students in WAEC and NECO examinations in successive years on unqualified teachers in Mathematics.

Onah disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that school proprietors draft non-professional teachers into teaching senior secondary students Mathematics for such important examinations.

According to him, another factor responsible for poor performance of Nigerian students in Mathematics is the high standards maintained by WAEC and NECO with unqualified mathematics teachers teaching the subject.

“The other factor is that because there are no enough hands to train students in this discipline persons from different areas of study even outside science-based areas are brought to teach the subject.

“Because the WAEC and NECO which are of international standard will not lower their standard because Nigeria has not enough hands or qualified teachers to train its students.

“They will always maintain their standard and so if we are not living up to that standard, that explains our poor performances,’’ he said

The professor held the view that when the number of teachers is not equal to that of the students’ population effective teaching becomes a problem.

He called for an increase in the incentives given to mathematics teachers, saying lack of motivation for teachers in critical subjects such as Mathematics is very common in nation’s system of education.

Onah lauded the efforts of the current government at improving the quality and methodology of teaching at the different strata of education in the country, especially primary and secondary schools.

The professor noted that there has been an improvement in both quality and quantity of teachers in Mathematics in the past two years, but said a lot more can be done to shore up students’ performances in WAEC and NECO.

“This is because there is some recognition; the teachers are beginning to see that they are being recognised for their work and they are putting in their very best.

“Again the centre in its own way has been putting up programmes to facilitate the teaching of mathematics,” he said.

He said the centre had developed mathematics modules on how best the subject should be taught and learned and this would be used throughout primary and secondary schools in the country.

“ We have also produced a good number of textbooks in their simplified form which, if used or recommended at both the primary and secondary levels the learning of the subject would be better than what it is now”, the professor said.

Ogun leads as NECO releases SSCE results

Ogun leads as NECO releases SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the November/December 2016 Senior School Certificate Examinations results with Ogun state topping the performance chart.

Addressing Journalists at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said the release of the results barely 60 days after the exams were conducted, was another landmark achievement by the body.

The analysis of the general performance by states sees Ogun leading with 5,183 students obtaining  five credits and above in all subjects representing 91.13 percent, while Zamfara state records the worst result with only 59 candidates obtaining 5 credits and above representing 25.6 percent. 

He disclosed that a total of 47,941 candidates registered, out of whom 47,118 sat for the examinations, while the number of candidates with five credits including Mathematics and English Language was put at 28,530 representing 60.55 percent.

The registrar also said 46,024 candidates sat for English language with 33,303 credit pass representing 72.34 percent, while out of the 45,574 that sat for Mathematics, a total 39,454 candidates got credit pass representing 86.54 percent.

The analysis also shows that 7,699 representing16.3 percent were involved in different cases of malpractices, with Abia topping the list of states with highest number of cases, while Edo state has least cases.

In the analysis of malpractices by subject, English Language has the highest case with 1,162 candidates involved.

Uwakwe advised candidates to access their results on NECO website www.mynecoexam.com, using their Examination Registration Number and scratch cards.

Candidates Show Improvement in English and Maths as NECO Releases Results

NECO releases results, candidates improve in Mathematics, English

The National Examinations Council on Wednesday released the June/July 2014 results with remarkable improvement of candidates performance in key subjects.

The candidates recorded 72.58 per cent  credit pass in English Language and 69.49 per cent credit pass in Mathematics.

The Registrar and the Chief Executive Officer of the body, Prof. Nwackukwu Okpala, while announcing the results in Minna, noted that  the results showed marked improvement  on the previous exams conducted between 2012 and 2013.

He pointed out that 989, 622  registered for the examinations, out of whom, 978,886 actually sat for the papers.

An analysis of other core subjects indicated that 783,975 sat for Biology with 531,784 pass at credit level, representing 67.83 per cent; Chemistry had 418,785 candidates with 305,120 pass at credit level, representing  72.86 per cent; 418,440 sat for Physics with 290,310 pass at credit level, representing 69.38 per cent.

Also, 19,067 sat for Further Mathematics while12,827 passed at credit level, representing 67.27 per cent; Agricultural Science had 500,897 candidates with 347,834 pass at credit level, representing 69.44 per cent .

Okpala stated that an analysis of the examination showed that only 0.44 per cent  of those who sat for the examination were involved in malpractices.

Source: Punch

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