The National Examination Council on Tuesday recommended the de-recognition of three schools in Oyo, Katsina and Kebbi states for two years, for their involvement in mass cheating during the examinations.
The Nigeria newspaper report The Acting Registrar of the council, Abubakar Gana, disclosed this during the release of the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination results in Minna, saying that a total of 1,163,194 registered for the examination.
According to him, a total of 40,630 cases of malpractices were recorded, representing 3.53 percent in 2019; as against 20,181 in 2018.
He said that the number of candidates that sat the examination was 1,151,016, including 146 blind students.
According to him, the candidates who made credit and above in English language were 984,152, which represented 85.50 per cent; while candidates who made credit in mathematics were 954,399; representing 83. 03 per cent.
He explained that candidates with five credits and above, including English and Mathematics were 829, 787, representing 71.59 percent, when compared to 2018 June/July SSCE, which was an increase of 0.11 percent.
He said that candidates who made five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics, were 1,041,986 representing 89.90 percent; signifying a drop by 0.57 percent.
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The registrar then called on candidates to access the approved NECO Website: www.NECO.gov.ng only, while warning candidates and parents against the activities of fraudsters.
“NECO has abolished the use of cards in all its operations as every transaction is now 100 percent online, ” he said.