The National Examinations Council (NECO), has released the June/ July 2014 results, which showed improvement over the last previous examinations conducted by the body, with 72.58 per cent credit pass in English Language and 69.49 percent credit pass in Mathematics .
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Promise Okpala, while releasing the results at its national headquarters in Minna yesterday, noted that the results were a marked improvement on the previous exams conducted between 2012 and 2014.
The Registrar pointed out that 989, 622 registered for the examinations, out of whom 978,886 actually sat for the papers.
Analysis of other core subjects indicated that 783,975 sat for Biology with 531,784 pass at credit level, representing 67.83 per cent; Chemistry had 418,785 candidates with 305,120 pass at credit level, representing 72.86 per cent , 418,440 sat for Physics with 290,310 pass at credit level, representing 69.38 percent.
Also, 19,067 sat for Further Mathematics while12, 827 passed at credit level, representing 67.27 percent; Agricultural Science had 500,897 candidates with 347,834 pass at credit level, representing 69.44 percent . Other subjects fell in the same category of flamboyant credit passes.
Professor Okpara stated that an analysis of the malpractices showed that only 0.44 per cent of those who sat for the examination were involved , acting as eloquent testimony of the painstaking efforts of the Council has consistently made to eradicate examinations malpractices.
The Registrar opined that the trend was an indication that efforts by President Goodluck Jonathan and all stakeholders in the education sector to improve the quality of teaching and learning in secondary schools were yielding positive results , calling on all Nigerians to support such laudable efforts and ensure high quality teaching-learning process in schools.