290,274 candidates didn’t make five credits in 2018 –NECO

The National Examinations Council has said that 290,274 candidates who sat for its 2018 June/July examination failed to make five credits, including in both English Language and Mathematics.

The NECO said that out of a total of 1,032,729 candidates who took the examination, 742,455, which represented 71.5 per cent, had five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.According to a statement obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the Acting Registrar of NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, who announced the results, said the council released the results 40 days after the examination to enable candidates meet the deadline for admission into higher institutions.

Gana said NECO was undergoing a lot of reforms to ensure more efficiency, noting that the 2018 examination results showed 0.63 per cent improvement from 2017.
According to a statement obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the Acting Registrar of NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, who announced the results, said the council released the results 40 days after the examination to enable candidates meet the deadline for admission into higher institutions.

Gana said NECO was undergoing a lot of reforms to ensure more efficiency, noting that the 2018 examination results showed 0.63 per cent improvement from 2017.

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