2019 NECO results show high cases of malpractice

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From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

The Acting Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, National Examination Council NECO Malam Abubakar Mohammed Gana has announced the release of June/July 2019 results.

Over 1,151,016 including 146 blind candidates sat for the exams, Gana said.

Of the figure, 40,630 candidates representing 3.53% were involved in malpractices.

This is against 20,181 cases recorded in 2018.

Three schools, one each in Kaduna, Kebbi and Oyo States were recommended for de-recognition for two years for their involvement in “mass cheating”.

According to him, a total of eighteen Supervisors were black-listed for various offences ranging from poor supervision, Aiding and abetting malpractices, connivance with non- candidates to write answer on chalkboard, among others.

“In line with Council’s zero tolerance any form of examination malpractice, members of staff alleged to have behave contrary to expectation are face appropriate disciplinary measures once they fail to satisfactorily defend themselves.

Meanwhile, out of the over one million students who registered for the examination, 1,041,986 representing 89.90% made five (5) credits in both mathematics and English. Which shows a drop by 0.57%.

It would be recalled that in 2018, over 939,733 candidates representing 90.47 per cent scored five credits and above without English and Mathematics.

“875,464 candidates, representing 84.77 per cent scored credits in English Language while 850,331 candidates representing 82.34 per cent, scored credits in mathematics.

“742,455 candidates representing 71.48 per cent scored five credits and above including English language and Mathematics.

“2017, 70.85 per cent of the candidates had five credits and above including in English and Mathematics as against 71.48 per cent in 2018, showing 0.63 per cent improved performance in the current result.

“A total of 20,181 candidates were involved in examination malpractice — 3,269 candidates in mathematics and 2,177 candidates in English Language.”

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