The National Examinations Council has released the 2013 November\December Senior School Certificate Examination,which recorded a marked improvement over that of 2012.

Registrar and Chief Executive of National Examination Council, Professor Promise Nwachukwu Okpala, announced the release of the result at the Headquarters of NECO in Minna.

He disclosed that a total of 61,897 candidates registered for the examination.

He said a total of 30,000 candidates secured credit and above in eight subjects including English and Mathematics which represent about 48.77 percent.

The Registrar particularly expressed delight at the drastic reduction in malpractice in the last year’s November /December examination which recorded only 0.14 percent.

He said, “The low level of malpractice is an eloquent testimony of the painstaking efforts the council has consistently made to eradicate examination malpractice.”

He assured that examination body will do everything humanly possible towards ensuring that it record zero malpractice in the coming years.

Giving a breakdown of candidates performances by subject for three years, senior secondary certificate examination from 2011 to 2013 he said the council recorded 10.3 per cent pass in 2011, 33.89 per cent pass in 2012 and 48.77 per cent pass in 2013.

Professor Okpala attributed the remarkable improve performance of candidates in NECO examination to efforts being made by the present administration to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

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