From Mathew Jwantu, Minna
The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2021 SSCE results, showing improvement in student performance.
Announcing the result at the Council, Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Prof. Godwill Obioma said 973, 331 representing 82.68 percent made credit in English language and above.
He added that the number of candidates that registered for the examination is 1221,447;665,830 with 659;796 males representing 54.53 percent while 550,126 representing 45.46 percent are female.
According to him, 894,101candidates representing 73.89% scores 5credit and above including both English and Mathematics.
This according to him, indicates an increase of 2.3% when compared to thate of 2019 which stood at 829,787.
Number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English language and mathematics is 1,112,041 representing 91.91% when compared to that 2019 June/July SSCE figures of 1,042,989, there’s an increase of 2.01%
Prof. Godswill Obioma who was uptimistic over the decline in examination malpractice year by year, added that the examination face numerous challenges ranging from Covid-19 pandemic to ENDEARS protest, among others.
Obioma maintained that, some state were affected as a result of the Covid19lockdown and the ENDEARS protest that followed.
The affected States according to him include Abia, Enugu, Edo, River, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos. Others are Oyo, Kano, FCT and Ogun State.
The affected subjects include Chemistry practical, Economics, Technological drawing, Food and Nutrition, and Further Mathematics.
According to him, result of the affected candidates will be pending for the paper missed and would be subsequently updated after supplementary examination results are released.