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43.52% Pass NECO Nov/Dec SSCE

The National Examinations Council (NECO) yesterday released results of the 2015 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination.

About 43.52 per cent of candidates passed at credit level.

NECO’s Registrar/Chief Executive Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, who announced the results at its headquarters in Minna, said of 50,060 candidates that registered, 47,507 sat for English language and 47,554 sat for mathematics.

He said 29,718 (62.55 per cent) got credit passes in English language. Also, 32,484 candidates obtained credit passes in maths.

Garba added that 43.73 per cent got credit passes in biology, and in chemistry, 11,951(53.63 per cent), obtained credit passes.

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Similarly, of the 22,201 candidates, who sat for physics, 818 (3.68 per cent) passed at credit levels.

In geography, 19,781 sat for the examination and 3,851 or 19.46 per cent passed at credit levels.

In economics, 39,406 sat for the examination and 23,991 or 60.88 per cent passed at credit levels.

The registrar said malpractice was high as against previous years, adding that the council was devising ways to curb the malaise.

He said candidates should access results on NECO’s website using their registration number and scratch cards.

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