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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2015 November/December General Certificate Examinations (GCE) with a reported increase in cases of exam malpractice compared to last year's exam.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the examination body, Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, while announcing the results in Minna on Wednesday, said that a total of 50,060 candidates registered, out of which 47,507 sat for English Language while 47,554 sat for Mathematics.
Garba said that out of the number that sat for English,29,718 representing 62.55 per cent obtained credit pass while 32, 484 that sat for Mathematics representing 68.30% passed at credit level.
He said that of the 39,389 candidates that sat for Biology, 17,227 or 43.73 per cent obtained credit pass.
For Chemistry, out of 22,284 candidates that sat for the examination, 11,951 representing 53.63 per cent made it at credit level.
The registrar added that out of 22,201 candidates who sat for Physics, 818 or 3.68 per cent passed the subject at credit level, while in Geography, 19, 781 candidates sat for the examination, and 3,851 or 19.46 per cent passed at credit level.
"In view of the fact that the examination was for private candidates who were no longer in the school system and looking for one or two credits, the desperation to engage in malpractice was high.
"This led to an increase in the percentage of candidates involved in malpractice, compared to the figure for 2014," he said.
Garba said that the NECO was devising more ways to reduce malpractice in the examinations in order to counter the various illegal strategies adopted by candidates.
He said that malpractice was on the increase, adding that a comparative study showed an increase between 2014 and 2015 in most subjects.
The Registrar added that candidates can now check their results online by visiting the following link

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