NECO delists 6 schools over mal­prac­tices

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

The Na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil (NECO) says it has delisted six schools from par­tic­i­pat­ing in its Se­nior School Cer­tifi­cate Ex­am­i­na­tions for en­gag­ing in var­i­ous forms of ex­am­i­na­tion mal­prac­tices.

The Reg­is­trar/ Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the Ex­am­i­na­tion body, Pro­fes­sor Charles Uwakwe who dis­closed this while an­nounc­ing the re­lease of the June/July 2017 SSCE re­sults yes­ter­day in Minna, how­ever did not name the af­fected schools. He also dis­closed that 276 schools across 34 states were in­volved in what he de­scribed as mass cheat­ing, while 59,586 can­di­dates were in­volved in ex­am­i­na­tion mal­prac­tices.

The ex­am­i­na­tion body also black­listed 26 su­per­vi­sors who aided mal­prac­tices in one way or the other dur­ing the just con­cluded ex­er­cise.

In the over­all can­di­dates’ per­for­mance by states, Ek­iti came top on the chart of with 85 per cent, while Edo came sec­ond with 84.61 per cent in the num­ber of can­di­dates with five cred­its and above in­clud­ing Math­e­mat­ics and English Lan­guage. Zam­fara came last with 48. 45 per­cent. How­ever, Zam­fara has more num­ber of can­di­dates that sat for the ex­am­i­na­tion than the two top states.

Pro­fes­sor Charles Uwakwe said out of the 1,051,472 can­di­dates that sat for the ex­am­i­na­tion, 947,850 have five cred­its and above in­clud­ing English Lan­guage and Math­e­mat­ics. He said this year’s per­for­mance rep­re­sents an im­prove­ment of 1.63 per­cent over the 2016 re­sult, even as he con­firmed that cases of exam mal­prac­tices had also in­creased this year by 0.52 per cent.

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