THE National Examinations Council has released the November/December 2014 results with the examination body saying there is remarkable improvement when compared its previous examinations.
The results show 52.94 per cent credit pass in English Language and 55.37 per cent credit pass in Mathematics.
Registrar and the Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Promise Nwachukwu Okpala, while announcing the results at the council’s national headquarters in Minna, Niger State, on Wednesday, noted that the results were an improvement on the previous exams conducted between 2011 and 2014.
Okpala said that 63,445 candidates registered for the examinations, out of which 61,386 actually sat for the papers with 30.57 per cent of the candidates recording five credits and above.
An analysis of the other core subjects showed that 53,848 candidates sat for Biology with 26,947 pass credit level, representing 50.04 per cent; Chemistry had 28,250 candidates with 14, 858 pass at credit level, representing 51.62 per cent; 28,222 sat for Physics with 57 pass at credit level, representing 0.20 per cent.
Also, 1,753 candidates sat for Further Mathematics and 395 passed at credit level, representing 22.53 per cent; and Agricultural Science had 41,080 candidates with 12,006 pass at credit level, representing 29.22 per cent.
The registrar said 620 cases of malpractices were recorded.
Okpala urged students to shun all forms of examination malpractices, saying the council had consistently made attempts to eradicate examination malpractices.