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 NECO releases 2019 SSCE results

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By nchimey • 25 days ago • 562 views • 285 comments
NECO releases 2019 SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the

results of the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate

Examination.

The acting registrar, Abubakar Gana, announced the release at


the council headquarters in Minna, Niger State on Tuesday.

He said 829,787 candidates, representing 71.5 per cent, made

five credits and above, including in English and Mathematics.

Mr Gana said 40,630 representing 3.53 per cent of the


candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice as

against 20,181 cases recorded in 2018, representing an increase

of over 50 per cent.


He said the rise in the number of malpractice cases in 2019 was

not unconnected with the deployment of the new biometric

verification device used in the 2019 SSCE.

“More robust monitoring by staff and external monitors also


contributed to more sensitivity in detecting malpractices,” he

said.

He said some members of NECO staff allegedly involved in


malpractice cases had been recommended to face the

appropriate disciplinary measures.

”Once they fail to satisfactorily defend themselves, they would

be dismissed or punished appropriately, ” he said.The council advised parents, schools and candidates to

disregard that publication and to visit only the approved site to

check their results as well as to get information on our

operations.

The SSCE is conducted for candidates in their final year (SS111).

NECO examines students in 76 subjects, cross-cutting core

subjects, humanities, business studies, and trade/

entrepreneurship.

Candidates must offer the four cross-cutting compulsory

subjects, three to four subjects from their area of specialisation

and one elective outside their field provided the number of

subjects is not more than nine.

NECO is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General

Certificate in Education in June/July and December/January

respectively.

The council is also in charge of the Senior Secondary Certificate

Examination (internal and external), Junior Secondary

Certificate Examination (JSCE) and National Common Entrance

Examination into federal unity schools.

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