Biometric system deployed for exams successful – NECO

Abdul Mohammed Isa


The National Examination Council (NECO) says it is pleased with the use of its Biometric system used during the June/July secondary School examination conducted by the Council this year.

According to the Acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Mohammed Gana, the examination body has delisted 18 supervisors for their roles in malpractices that during the 2019 Senior Secondary School Examination.

He was speaking during the release of the 2019 June/July examination in Minna, Niger State, Central Nigeria.

Gana said the Council had also de-recognized three schools in Katsina and Kebbi states in northwest Nigeria, and Oyo state in the  South Western part of the Country, for two years for their involvement in examination malpractices.

Reports from NECO Shows that the deployment of Bio metric system during the examination had curtailed the menace of malpractices across all the examination centers in the Country.

The analysis of performance by candidates shows that 984, 162 representing 85.50 percent made credits and above in English Language, while 954, 399 representing 83.03 percent, passed Mathematics.

It also showed an increase of 0.11 percent in the number of candidates that passed both subjects compared to last year.

The analysis, however, indicates a drop in the number of candidates who made five credits and above, irrespective of English language and Mathematics.