THE National Examination Council (NECO) says the early release of its 2018 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination was to satisfy the quest of many UTME candidates awaiting results to gain admissions into the universities of their choice.
“NECO’s effectiveness in beating the deadlines is historic. Prior to this time, NECO results took between two to three months or even more before they were released,” said The Acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
This, he said were parts of the fruits of the ongoing reforms embarked upon by the council in the last four months.
He explained that dividends of the reforms were evident in the result of its recent examinations among other things.
According to him,the results of the NECO examinations of 2017, specifically Mathematics and English Language had shown that 70.85 per cent of candidates obtained five credits and above.
He further said 71.48 per cent of the 2018 result indicated improvement over the 2017 results by 0.63 per cent in terms performance of candidates
On the 2018 NECO results, he said that 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.
He added that 742,455 candidates representing 71.48 per cent scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.