NECO Releases 2017 Nov/Dec GCE Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released 2017 November/December External Senior School Certificate Examination results.

Prospective candidates are expected to purchase NECO result checking scratch card before proceeding to check their results online,

Cards are available in all NECO offices.

How To Check Result…

1)Go to NECO result checking portal

2)Select your examination type i.e. Nov/Dec

3)Select your year of examination i.e. 2017

4)Enter the result checking scratch card PIN number in the required column

5)Enter your examination number

Finally, click on Check My Result button to access your 2017 NECO GCE result

NECO Records 1.2 Million Cheats In Seven Years

 The National Examination Council (NECO) has said 1,283,485 candidates committed examination malpractice during the Senior School Certificate Examination from 2010 to 2016.

A total of 7,410,030 candidates sat for NECO examinations during the same period.

The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said this in Abuja, on Thursday, during an event organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission.

Uwakwe, who was represented by Dr. Ikechukwu Anyanwu, disclosed that 2010 had the highest number of exam malpractice cases, with 577,139 recorded while the lowest was in 2014 with a total of 34,744.

“Recently, we realised that some of these supervisors allow phones and they are used in taking pictures of question papers and then the candidates send the pictures straight to websites and before you say ‘Jack Robson’, the website would have solved the questions and then they return the answers to them.

“All that is needed to write the NECO exam is N11,350 but many schools charge between N30,000 and N50,000. What do you do with the rest of the money? They call it administrative fee and all kinds of things and yet we get N11,350.

“You go to schools during an examination and the principal will insist that those who haven’t paid school fees will not write exams unless they pay and we insist that we have no contractual agreement with schools,” he said.

Osun Pupils, Teachers Laud Volunteer Corps Scheme

Public secondary school pupils in Osun State have lauded the Volunteer Corps Tutoring programme, a private intervention to help less privileged pupils improve through extra lessons.

The programme aims at preparing SS3 pupils adequately for public examinations such as the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO), as well as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the JAMB.

The programme which features intensive weekend (Friday-Sunday) coaching began in Osun on December 10, last year, though it has existed in Lagos for 25 years.

The pupils and volunteer teachers are fed meals during the classes to avoid distraction due to hunger and tiredness on the Saturdays.

The pupils are being taught Mathematics and English and were given work books on both subjects that contain past questions as well as notebooks.

Teachers got a manual; marking scheme of WAEC standard.

State coordinator of the programme, Mrs Ibiyemi Ifaturoti, said there are scholarships available for those who excel in the examination.

She visited some centres where the classes hold in various schools in the Ife/Ilesa zone recently, where pupils and teachers made positive comments about the scheme.

Ozomue Mathew of School of Science, Ondo Road, described the intervention “as a nice project helping us. It will really be effective in eradicating mass failure in schools; we thank the organisers.”

Abosede Fadare of St. Margaret’s High School, Ilesa, has her eyes on the scholarship.

“(I will) try to be among the best so I can be one of those who will get the scholarship,” she said.

Maths teacher, Mr Segun Lawrence Omisakin, said the programme was yielding fruits.

“The project is fine and the students are responding well. I have no qualms teaching for free on the weekends I am supposed to be resting but it is God that rewards. No amount of money can ever be enough,” he said.

Mrs Abimbola Awofisayo, also a Maths teacher at the School of Science, Ondo Road, advised the organisers to start earlier with the next set.

“It is a really nice programme but the time for preparation is short. I’ll advise the organisers to let’s start from maybe SS2 so we can catch them young. I have done a lot of volunteering in the past and my joy will be to meet the students in future when they have become successful,” she said.

Hamza Musa, a youth corps member serving at C&S Middle School, Ilesa, but who teaches maths on weekends at St. Margaret’s High School, Ilesa, said participating in the programme was fulfilling.

“I am usually free at weekends and decided to engage myself by coming here to teach. I’m enjoying imparting knowledge to the younger students and I’m happy they are responding well,” he said.

Disclosing the reason for the intervention, Mrs Ifaturoti, said the poor performance of public schools pupils in the last WASSCE was just one of the motives for the initiative.

“It is one of the motivations but it is really high time that we started impacting the lives of children in other places apart from Lagos. Let’s just say the time was just ripe” she said.

The coordinator, who disclosed that convincing the teachers to work free on weekends, was not easy however acknowledged the roles played by the three zonal coordinators, Alhaji ‘Lekan Salami, Deaconess Adeola Akanji and Pastor Ayodele Obadire in getting the programme started.

She also thanked the Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for approving the initiative.

43.52% Pass NECO Nov/Dec SSCE

The National Examinations Council (NECO) yesterday released results of the 2015 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination.

About 43.52  per cent of candidates passed at credit level.

NECO’s Registrar/Chief Executive Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, who announced the results at its headquarters in Minna, said of 50,060 candidates that registered, 47,507 sat for English language and 47,554 sat for mathematics.

He said 29,718 (62.55 per cent) got credit passes in English language. Also, 32,484 candidates  obtained credit passes in maths.

Garba added that 43.73 per cent got credit passes in biology, and in chemistry, 11,951(53.63 per cent), obtained credit passes.

Similarly, of the 22,201 candidates, who sat for physics, 818 (3.68 per cent) passed at credit levels.

In geography, 19,781 sat for the examination and 3,851 or 19.46 per cent passed at credit levels.

In economics, 39,406 sat for the examination and 23,991 or 60.88 per cent passed at credit levels.

The registrar said malpractice was high as against previous years, adding that the council was devising ways to curb the malaise.

He said candidates should access results on NECO’s website using their registration number and scratch cards

The Nation

Osun Pupil Emerges Overall Best Student In NECO

The government of Osun yesterday hosted Master Philip Toluwase Alabi, a student of Our Lady & St. Francis Catholic College, Osogbo who emerged overall best in Osun State and Nigeria in the June/July 2015 National Examination Council (NECO) Senior Se condary School Examination.

Toluwase Alabi, a native of Ika Orangun in Ejigbo Local Government area of the state of Osun, received the Osun Ambassador Award from Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, represented by his deputy, Iya Aafin Titi Laoye-Tomori in commendation of his effort at the government house.

The newly crowned ambassador got A1 Distinction in all the nine (9) subjects he wrote. To cap his excellence, Master Toluwase also got A1 Distinction in all subjects in West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), except Civil Education where he got B2.

Meanwhile, Master Philip has also received a commendation award from NECO  as overall best student in the 2015 examination.

He will resume to study medicine in the University of Ibadan in February, 2016.


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