Sept 19, 2013 – NECO Exam 2013/2014: Examination Results Released – 70% Pass Rate & 30% Failure Recorded
Just 3 years after massive failure in SSCE, NECO board announced the release of this years’s examination result. In Neco 2013 examination result, 69.6 % of students had 5 credits and above in the June/July examination period.
This was made know in Minna by Prof Promise Okpala, NECO registrar.
He claims 681,507 candidates representing 66.63 per cent made credit pass and above in English Language while 668,314 candidates or 65.50 percent recorded same in Mathematics.
In Biology 66.88 percent had credit and above, 66.68 per cent of the candidates that wrote Physics and 66.41 percent Chemistry candidates equally made credit pass and above.
The NECO boss also said that out of 1,034,263 candidates that sat for the examination which had 128 blind candidates, 998,624 candidates or 96.55 per cent made five passes and above.
The elated NECO registrar also said that low percentage of candidates were involved in examination malpractice.
Giving a comparative analysis of students’ performance in the last three years, Okpala said the council witnessed “rises in performance from 15.84 per cent in 2011 through 51.66 per cent last year to this year’s 69.57 per cent”.
Attributing the improved performance on federal and states governments resolve as well as all other stakeholders to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the country, Okpala said the improved performances over the years were”empirical indications that the efforts of the President, Ministry of Education are yielding positive results”.