Minna - National Examination Council (NECO) has released 2012 November/December senior secondary school Certificate Examination with an improvement over the past three years results.
A total of 83,755 candidates registered for the examinations out of which 75,623 actually sat for the examinations.
Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala while formerly releasing the results in Minna Thursday said a total of 21,274 malpractice cases were recorded across the country during the examinations.
A breakdown of the results shows that 83,755 candidates registered for English out of which 75,623 sat for it while 25,620 or 33.89% got credit 15,268 or 20.18% passed while 32,425 or 42,87% failed.
In Mathematics 83,560 registered out of which 75,245 sat for the exams while 41,228 or 54,79% had credit while 8,034 or 10,67% passed and 23,962 or 31.84% failed.
Results of some of the core subject also show that out of 80,829 that registered for the paper, 72,887 sat for it while 16,650 or 22.84% had credit while 12,768 or 17.51% passed and 41,352 or 56,73% failed.
In Chemistry 38,123 registered for it while 35,194 actually sat with 10,620 or 30.17% having credit 4,501 or 12.178% having pass while 18,974 or 53.91 % failed.
Other core subjects like physics had 38,039 registered with 35,057 while 94 or 0.26% had credit, 8.74 or 2.49% having pass while 33,000 or 94.13% failed.
Further mathematics had 3,564 registered with 2,310 setting, 352 or 15. 23% coming out with credit while 208 or 9.00% had pass with 40,501 or 71.92% failing the paper.
Professor Okpala said the Council will continue to ensure appropriate standard and excellence before, during and after the examinations pointing out that with the effort put in the past years, the results being release and those to be release in future will be reliable valid and credible.
A comparative analysis of the results by subject depicts the improvement over the 3yrs. Period from 4.7% (2010) through 10.0% (2011) to 33.9% 2012 in English language and from 19.4% (2010) through 44.7% (2011) to 54.8% (2012) in mathematics.
Chairman governing Board of the Council Dr. Paddy Njoku who was present at the official release of the results said analysis has shown that the past examinations was devoid of leakage and thus making a distinctive progress or the integrity of NECO Certificate.
"Because of the high standard of NECO Certificate now, people tend to acquire the certificate by all means and just as people tend to fake the dollars more than other currencies because of its acceptability so is also NECO Certificate but we will continue to fight those involved in trying to fake our Certificate," the Board chairman assured.