The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2015 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The Registrar/Chief Executive, Professor Abdulrashid Garba, disclosed this on Wednesday at the council’s headquartersbin Minna Niger State, while addressing newsmen.
Garba, disclosed that a total of 50,060 candidates registered, out of which 47,507 sat for English Language, while 47,554 sat for Mathematics.
The performance of candidates by subject revealed that out of 47,507 that sat for English Language, 29,718 representing 62.55 per cent obtained credit pass. In Mathematics, 47,554 candidates sat for the subject and 32,484 or 68.30 per cent passed at credit level.
Out of 39,389 candidates that sat for Biology, 17,227 or 43.73 per cent obtained credit pass, while in Chemistry, out of 22,284 candidates that sat for the examination, 11,951 representing 53.63 per cent made it at credit level.
Likewise, out of 22,201 candidates who sat for Physics, 818 or 3.68 per cent passed the subject at credit level.
According to the release, in Geography, 19,781 candidates sat for the examination and 3,851 or 19.46 per cent passed at credit level.
In Government, out of 23,497 candidates that wrote the subject, 10,226 or 43.52 per cent made it at credit level.
In Economics, 39,406 candidates sat for the examination and 23,991 or 60.88 per cent passed at credit level.
The Registrar further explained that “in view of the fact that the examination was for private candidates who were no longer in the school system and looking for one or two credits, the desperation to engage in malpractice was high.
“This led to an increase in the percentage of candidates involved in malpractices, compared to the figure for 2014.”
Professor Garba, however said the council is devising more ingenious ways to help in curbing the malpractice level.