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NECO releases 2019 Nov/Dec results

The National Examination Council NECO has announced the release of results for 2019 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination SSCE.

This is coming exactly forty nine (49) days after the last paper was written, as the examination was conducted from Monday, 18th November to Wednesday, 18th December 2019.

A statement signed and made available to Journalists by the acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Mohammed Gana made these known.

The statement also revealed that a total number of twenty nine (29) subjects were examined.

A total number of 70,140 candidates registered for the examinations.

A total number of 65,207 candidates sat for English Language out of which 41,214, representing 63% made Distinction and Credit.

66,398 candidates sat for Mathematics, out of which 54,565, representing 82.18% made Distinction and Credit.

33,576 candidates, representing 48.68% got five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

On the other hand, 50,057 candidates, representing 72.57% got Five Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

A comparative analysis of candidates who scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics further revealed that, 2018 and 2019 shows 62.48% for 2018 and 48.68% for 2019, representing a decrease of 13.8% in 2019.

The council also stated that not all candidates required Credit in either English Language or Mathematics or both.

Concerning candidate’s involvement in various forms of malpractice in 2019 when compared to 2018 the council said, there was an increase in the number of candidates booked for malpractice, while 12,084 cases were recorded in 2018, 17,004 cases were recorded in 2019.

According to the council, “This came about as a result of the comprehensive monitoring by senior staff”


NASS should Adjust electoral bill to allow electoral transmission of results.

…PDP urges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, called on the National Assembly to urgently revisit the electoral bill and demanded the bill be assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, in order for election results to be transmitted electronically.

The 8th Assembly under the leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki had proposed an Electoral Act Amendment Bill which was vetoed by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

The PDP, however, renewed calls for a review of the bill in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of the Southwest PDP stakeholders in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Prominent among the leaders at the meeting included the vice chairman, Northwest, Senator Ibrahim Kazaure, National Vice Chairman, PDP, Southwest, Eddy Olafeso, PDP chieftain, Dr. Doyin Okupe and former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.

Others included Chief of Staff to the Oyo State government, Bisi Ilaka, Deputy National Chairman, PDP, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, Ladi Adebutu, Sikirulai Ogundele among others.

The party argued that the electoral bill must be signed so that results can be transmitted electronically to forestall rigging and manipulation by the ruling party.

It equally condemned the growing use of security agencies in in untoward manners to compromise election results in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), especially during the last governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

“We demand an urgent revisit of the electoral bill by the National Assembly, particularly the bill passed by the 8th Assembly and curiously vetoed by the president. This bill represents an immediate panacea to the crisis and debacle elections have since become in our nation.”

“It is a shame that the legacy of respect for the electoral desires of the people the PDP bequeathed to President Buhari has been destroyed to the extent that Nigerian elections no longer command respect in the comity of nations nor generate legitimacy at home”, the party stated in the communique.

Meanwhile, the southwest chapter of the party condemned the gruesome murder of the PDP Women Leader in Kogi State, Mrs. Salome Acheju during the recently concluded elections in Kogi.

The party demanded that justice be served in the case, adding that “only such firm action will prevent the state from becoming a labyrinth of violence in the nation.”
It, however, raised the alarm over a plot by the presidency to upturn the victory and mandate of the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde.
“We wish to reemphasize and place firmly in public view that the PDP roundly defeated the APC in Oyo State during the last governorship election, winning in twenty-eight local government areas while APC won in only five.”

“The only judgement that can remain consistent with the electoral desires of the People of that State is that which confirms the victory of the PDP in that election. Bayo Adelabu and APC’s direct evidence at the State Election Petition Tribunal, even if acceded to, cannot harm or injure the outcome of the election”, the party submitted.