NECO Nov-Dec 2012 Examination Result Released0
The National Examination Council, on Thursday, released the result of the 2012 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination. The NECO Registrar, Prof. Promise Okpala, announced this at a press briefing in Minna.
A breakdown of the results shows that 83,755 candidates registered for English out of which 75,623 sat for it while 25,620 or 33.89% got credit 15,268 or 20.18% passed while 32,425 or 42,87% failed.
In Mathematics 83,560 registered out of which 75,245 sat for the exams while 41,228 or 54,79% had credit while 8,034 or 10,67% passed and 23,962 or 31.84% failed.
Results of some of the core subject also show that out of 80,829 that registered for the paper, 72,887 sat for it while 16,650 or 22.84% had credit while 12,768 or 17.51% passed and 41,352 or 56,73% failed.
In Chemistry 38,123 registered for it while 35,194 actually sat with 10,620 or 30.17% having credit 4,501 or 12.178% having pass while 18,974 or 53.91 % failed.
Other core subjects like physics had 38,039 registered with 35,057 while 94 or 0.26% had credit, 8.74 or 2.49% having pass while 33,000 or 94.13% failed.
Further mathematics had 3,564 registered with 2,310 setting, 352 or 15. 23% coming out with credit while 208 or 9.00% had pass with 40,501 or 71.92% failing the paper.
In spite of this unimpressive performance, Okpala disclosed that the 2012 result was an improvement in NECO result over the past three years.
According to him, only 4.7 per cent of the candidates that sat for the same examination in 2010 made credit pass in English Language, while only 10 per cent made credit pass in 2011.
He added that in 2010 only 19.4 per cent of the candidates made credit pass in Mathematics, while 44.7 per cent obtained credit pass in 2011.
“So, the November/December 2012 SSCE is comparatively better and a marked improvement over what we witnessed in 2010 and 2011,” he said.
He also said that the examination agency recorded few cases of examination malpractice. This, he said, was so because of the security measures put in place by NECO. These, he added, include robust logistics strategy for managing examination materials, the use of men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps as external monitor. “This ensured that candidates conduct themselves responsibly during the examination,” he said.
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