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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mass Failure As National Examination Council Releases Overview For 2011 Papers

 THIS IS NOT ENCOURAGING BUT MUST BE PUBLISHED FOR PEOPLE EXPECIALLY STUDENTS TO SEE AND READ IT FOR THEMSELVES. I WAS NOT HAPPY WHEN I READ ABOUT THE MASS FAILURE OF STUDENTS IN 2011 AGAIN. MAY GOD BLESS OUR CHILDREN WITH WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. 

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102, 138 candidates were caught in examination malpractice in Mathematics and English
Failure once again clouded Nigeria’s educational system, as results of the 2011 June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, released by the National Examination Council were characterized by failure of many students.
Break down of the results were as followed; A total of 1, 190, 393 candidates registered for the examination, but 1, 160, 561 sat for it.
In English language, 1, 190, 393 registered while only 1, 160, 049 candidates took the examination. 2, 119 (0.18%) passed with distinction; 263, 777 (22.16%) passed with credit; 76, 224 (6.40%) failed; while 51, 312 candidates were alleged to have committed examination malpractice.
In Mathematics, 1, 190, 365 students registered but only 1, 156, 561 sat for it, with 3,356 (0.28) candidates passing with distinction, 295, 961 (24.86%) passed with credit; 717, 395 (60.27%) just passed; 89, 023 (7.48%) failed, while 50, 826 (4.27%) were apprehended for malpractice.
Other subjects like Chemistry, Further Mathematics, and Biology also had high rate of failure recorded.
Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Promise M. Okpala, who gave a breakdown of the result, was however positive that there was going to be an improvement in student’s examination success. He revealed that the Federal Government and some states had taken giant strides in improving the standard of education, and that patience was needed to see the result.
“High expectations cannot be achieved immediately because change in the behavioral pattern of children takes time.”
It will be recalled that, Jamb results released in June this year, recorded a 50 per cent failure. Out of 1, 493, 000 candidates that registered for that examination, 842, 941 scored below the pass mark.

AS CULLED FROM DAILY TIMES ONLINE NEWSPAPER
http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/ssce-records-massive-failure

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