NECO Dismisses 70 Staff For Certificate Forgery

NECO Releases 2018 SSCE Results

 

The Management of National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the dismissal of 70 staff from her services for certificate forgery.

These dismissals are a sequel to a report submitted by a Management Committee constituted to verify the certificate of staff.

According to the management of NECO, the Certificate Verification Committee carried out its assignment diligently by inviting all staff with questionable credentials to appear before it, during which some staff actually attested that their certificates were fake.

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The Committee also contacted the Schools and Institutions the affected staff claimed to have attended and the Schools and Institutions denied having certificated them. On completion of their assignment, the Committee submitted its findings to NECO Management which also forwarded the same to NECO Governing Board.

At its 17th Extraordinary meeting, the Governing Board vetted the report and approved the dismissal of the affected staff.

“The Council under the able leadership of the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive, Mr. Abubakar Gana has zero-tolerance for corruption and is poised to sanitize the system as espoused by President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.

The dismissal of the 70 staff is the first phase in the series of the on-going staff certificate verification exercise in the Council,” a statement from NECO read.

NECO Releases 2019 June/July SSCE Results

NECO Releases 2018 SSCE Results

 

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the Senior School Certificate Examination for June/July 2019.

A breakdown of the results released on Tuesday shows that 829,787 candidates representing 71.59℅ made five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

The number of candidates who made five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,041,986 representing 89.90℅, which shows a drop by 0.57%.

According to the council, 1,163,194 candidates registered but 1,151,016 candidates, including 146 blind candidates sat for the exam.

The cases of examination malpractices doubled in 2019 compared to that of 2018, as 40,630 candidates were caught against the 20,181 candidates apprehended in 2018.

The NECO Acting Registrar, Mr Abubakar Gana, said the reason for the higher figure in 2019 was not unconnected with the deployment of the new biometric verification device used during the examination, as well as more robust monitoring by staff and external monitors.

According to him, NECO has also recommended three schools, one each in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo States, for de-recognition for two years.

He explained that the schools were involved alleged in mass cheating/whole centre cases.

Mr Gana added that a total of 18 supervisors have been blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, as well as connivance with non-candidates to write answers on chalkboard among other offences.

NECO Releases 2018 SSCE Results, Records 12,084 Cases Of Malpractice

NECO Releases 2018 SSCE Results, Records 12,084 Cases Of Malpractice

 

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2018 November /December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana, announced this in a statement on Friday.

The statement revealed that 37,069 candidates, representing 62.48% of the 59,963 candidates who sat for the examination got five credits and above in both English Language and Mathematics.

Further analysis of the result showed that 44,497 candidates got either distinction or credit in English Language while 47,151 candidates got either distinction or credit in Mathematics.

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It also indicated that 47,031 candidates got five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

The result revealed further that 12,084 candidates were captured in examination malpractice which indicated an upward trend compared to 2017 when a total of 4,425 candidates were involved.

In view of this, 1,759 candidates had their result in English Language cancelled while 1,967 had their result in Mathematics cancelled.

NECO also cancelled the results of 1,144 candidates in Biology.

On how candidates can access their results, the examination body said Checker Cards would no longer be used.

It, however, advised the candidates to log on to www.neco.gov.ng and click on NECO Results.

NECO asked them to follow the prompt thereafter, to purchase a token that can be used to access their results.

FG Approves Reduction Of NECO Fees, Cost Of JAMB Forms

 

The Federal Government has approved a reduction of examination fees charged by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The fees will be reduced from 5,000 to 3,500 with effect from January 2019.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday to journalists in Abuja.

The Senior Secondary Certificate exam conducted by NECO has also been slashed from N11,350 to N9,850 and fees for the Basic Education Certificate handled by NECO, has been reduced from N5,500 to N4,000.

The Head of Digital Communications for President Muhammadu Buhari made the confirmation through his twitter handle.

On the lingering strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the minister said that the Federal Government would resume negotiations with the lecturers on Friday.

NECO Releases 2018 SSCE Results

NECO Releases 2018 SSCE Results

 

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2018 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

According to a statement from the Council on Monday, a total of 742,455 candidates representing 71.48% scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

It added that 939,733 candidates representing 90.47% got five credits and above, irrespective of the English Language and Mathematics subjects.

NECO revealed that 875,464 candidates, representing 84.77% and above had credit in English Language while 850,331 candidates representing 82.34% and above scored credit in Mathematics.

A comparative analysis of candidates who scored five credits and above in the examination, including both subjects for 2017 and 2018 showed an increase of 0.63% this year.

Although there was a drop in the number of cases of examination malpractice recorded in 2018, the figure remained high with 20,181 candidates caught for their alleged involvement in various forms of misconducts.

A total of 1,041,536 candidates registered for this year’s examination but 1, 032,729 applicants sat for the examination.

NECO released the results 42 days after the examination.

Senate To Probe Revenue Generation For WAEC, NECO

 

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has directed the Senate Committee on Education to probe the revenue generated by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO).

The directive comes after the Joint Admissions and the Matriculation Board (JAMB) remitted more than N5billion to the coffers of the Federal Government.

The lawmaker representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, had also raised a point of order on the revenue accrued by JAMB.

Speculations are also high that the Upper House might beam its searchlight on the former heads of WAEC, NECO, and JAMB, over alleged poor remittances in previous years.

Senator Saraki, on Wednesday, ordered the Senate Committees on Education and Tertiary Institution, as well as the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to review the revenues generated by WAEC and NECO.

Explaining the reason for the action, he noted that it was necessary for the lawmakers to find out how JAMB was able to achieve its feat.

He added that the success story should be applied to the other examination bodies so as to boost financial status in the education sector.

“The question is: what happened in the past and why the increase in revenue? What action has been taken against those people who were there before them? I think there is a need for us to not just sweep it under the carpet,” he said.

NECO Releases 2017 November/December SSCE Results

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

According to the examination body, 24,098 candidates, representing 56.79%, scored five credits and above in various subjects, including English Language and mathematics.

Statistics released by the council also show that a staggering 4,425 malpractice cases were recorded the candidates had one of their subjects or more cancelled.

The registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Professor Charles Uwakwe, announced the results in Niger state.

He said although the rate of examination malpractice dropped from 16.34% recorded in 2016 to 10.43% in 2017, the council’s goal is to completely eradicate the menace of examination malpractice.

The release of the results comes barely 38 days after the examination, an achievement which Uwakwe says the council hopes to sustain in its future examinations

Governor Ahmed Says Human Capital Development Will Boost Education

Governor ahmed, state higher institutionsThe governor of Kwara State, Mr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has emphasised the need to exploit Nigeria’s human capital development to improve the education system.

Governor Ahmed made the submission at a meeting held at the Government House in Ilorin, with officials of the National Examination Council (NECO) officials led by the Registrar, Professor Charles Nwaikwe.

He pointed out that the council’s roles were critical to human capital development of youths.

While lamenting the high rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria, Governor Ahmed suggested that the youths should be trained so as to bridge the gap and ensure that people that are trained are employable.

“We will also exploit other ways by which we can improve on our support for NECO and other agencies that are development partners in our human capital development because, be that as it may, we know that education system in Nigeria has gone through a lot of metamorphosis and we have not been able to, as a country, articulate our human capital needs and human capital training programmes.

“That is why you see a lot of unemployed youths, unfortunately lots of them are unemployable because there is a huge gap between the training and the needs,” he pointed out.

The governor, however, stressed that there was the need to bridge the gap and ensure that those trained were employable.

Ekiti: Fayose Begins Distribution Of Learning Materials In Schools

Ekiti State: Fayose Flags Off Distribution Of SBMC Learning MaterialsEkiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that the state continues to excel and maintain first position in external examinations.

The Governor stated this at the SUBEB playing ground, in Ado Ekiti the state capital during the official flag off ceremony for the distribution of 2015 School Based Management Committee (SBMC) learning materials to public and primary schools in the state under the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP).

The State Education Programme Investement Project (SEPIP) is a World Bank assisted programme in three pilot states of Ekiti, Anambra and Bauchi.

Governor Ayodele Fayose, while presenting the learning materials which is to cover 120 schools in the state, promised that such materials would be made available to all other public and private schools in the state.

The Governor also reiterated the need for pupils, parents and teachers to imbibe the culture of good hygiene, and promised to make funds and other logistics available for the purchase of hand washing basins in schools.

The President, Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, Mr Biodun Omotoso and Adejoke Comfort who benefitted from the project commended Governor Fayose for his giant strides in the education.

Amongst materials distributed were compendium of past questions and answers, mathematical sets, packets of chalk, graph and exercise books.

Ekiti Tops National Examination Performance Ranking

Fayose,Committee Report, Welfare Of TeachersA ranking of the National Examination Council (NECO) in the last June/July 2016 senior secondary students’ examination showed that Ekiti topped the other states in Nigeria.

The feat triggered a visit to the state’s governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose by stakeholders in the education sector in Ekiti State, including members of the all Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools.

The various leaders of the sectors described the feat achieved by the State as a manifestation of Governor Fayose’s proactive steps to reposition and improve the standard of education in the state.

At the inception of Fayose’s administration on October 16, 2014, the government expressed so much concern about the deteriorating standard of education in the state.

In 2015, Governor Fayose introduced the Ekiti Education Summit where critical stakeholders in the educational sector came together to address the issues affecting the sector and proffer a lasting solution.

At the end of the summit resolutions were passed in which the Governor gave an immediate directive for its implementation.

One year down the lane, Ekiti became first in the just released result
of the National Examination Council with 96.48 performance in the body’s ranking.

The principals of secondary schools also urged Governor Fayose to sustain the success.

The Chairman, School Base Management Committee, Sylvester Adeyanju, also commended Governor Fayose for his efforts.

Governor fayose in his remarks, dedicated the state’s success at the
NECO examination to all teachers in the state.

NECO had on September 16 released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

It said 88.51% of the candidates obtained five credit pass and above, including English Language and General Mathematics.

The Registrar and CEO of NECO, Professor Charles Uwakwe, announced the release of the results on Friday in Minna, Niger State’s capital in north-central Nigeria.

He noted that there was a 20% increase in the general performance of candidates in 2016, as compared with 2015.

The Registrar said that 905,011 of the 1,022,474 students that sat for the examination in Nigeria and other countries got five credits and above while 84.54% got credit pass and above in English Language and 80.16% obtained credit pass and above in General Mathematics.

NECO Records Great Improvement In 2016 SSCE

NECO SSCEThe National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

NECO says 88.51% of the candidates obtained five credit pass and above including English Language and General Mathematics.

The Registrar and CEO of NECO, Professor Charles Uwakwe, announced the release of the results on Friday in Minna, Niger State’s capital in north-central Nigeria.

He noted that there was a 20% increase in the general performance of candidates in 2016, as compared with 2015.

The Registrar disclosed that 905,011 of the 1,022,474 students that sat for the examination in Nigeria and other countries got five credits and above while 84.54% got credit pass and above in English Language and 80.16% obtained credit pass and above in General Mathematics.

He, however, said that 194 schools were involved in mass cheating while 14 schools had been derecognised by NECO for examination malpractice, even as 76 subjects were examined.

Professor Uwakwe decried the rates at which schools were involved in malpractices and cheating and warned that any school caught would be derecognised.

He attributed the increased performance of students in the examination to the contributions from NECO staff and his predecessors, who he said had laid a good foundation and the seriousness of the students.

The NECO boss stated further that the examination body would not reduce its standard in any way, especially as it intended to make its mark in the global assessment industry.

“I want to solicit for support from all our stakeholders.

“NECO should be seen as a Nigerian baby that requires the care and support of all, to enable her attain that first class international status.

“We are working hard to ensure NECO makes her mark in the global assessment industry,” he said.

Professor Uwakwe asked the candidates to access their results on www.necoexams.com with their examination registration numbers.

NECO Donates Boreholes, Learning Materials To Communities In Niger

NECO, NigerThe National Examination Council (NECO) headquarters in Minna has donated two boreholes and learning materials to the host communities in Gidan Mangoro and Gbaganako, Chanchaga local government areas of Niger State.

The Registrar/CEO of NECO, Professor Abdulrashid Garba, commissioned the boreholes and presented the learning materials to the indigent students of Day Secondary School, Gbada, in Gidan Mangoro LGA.

He said that the idea was born out of NECO’s social responsibility to maintain cordial relationship with the host communities.

Professor Garba explained that benefiting students who were identified and provided with learning materials were drawn from the only public secondary school in Gbada while they selected base on the test conducted by the Council.

According to him, three SS3 students who had earlier paid NECO 2016 SSCE (June/July) fee of 11,550 Naira were refunded their money while other three SS2 students were presented with textbooks, notebooks and mathematical sets.

He said further that three other indigent students each from JS1 to 3 were equally selected and received textbooks, notebooks, school uniform, a pair of canvass, a pair of stockings, school bag and two singlets each.

Garba reiterated the commitment of the Council to extending the same gesture of corporate social responsibility to other communities in the state.

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, who was represented by the Commissioner of Education, Fatima Madugu, appreciated the good gesture of the NECO management, saying it would go a long way in sustaining their cordial relationship.

She urged the Council not to restrict the gesture to only host communities, noting that two public schools each have been earmarked from the three geo-political zones of the state to be renovated to UNESCO standard.

The Village Head of Gidan Mogoro, Adamu Marafa, in his remark commended NECO for the foresight. He appealed to the students and people of the community to make good use of the materials.