Learn Africa commends NECO, restates commitment to capacity devt
As part of its commitment to human capital development in the country, Learn Africa Plc has renewed its efforts towards providing educational materials that are unique in content adequacy, and are in full compliance with current curricula and production quality of examination bodies in the country.
Besides, the company has also commended the National Examinations Council (NECO) and the candidates that sat for the June/July 2015 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) on the remarkable improvement in the results, in comparison with previous examinations held between 2011 and 2014.
The firm noted that the achievements were clear indicators that the vigorous efforts of governments and other relevant groups were beginning to yield expected dividends, adding that it has almost concluded preparations for this year’s edition of the Learn Africa-NECO Excellence Awards to recognise and honour distinguished NECO candidates, schools and teachers in all states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
In a statement made available to The Guardian, Learn Africa stated: “It is gratifying to note that candidates recorded 83.28 percent credit pass in English Language, and 80.74 percent got credit pass in Mathematics. We are also pleased to observe that the council has stepped up its campaign against malpractices by cancelling the results of those candidates with established cases, withholding the results of candidates from schools that defaulted, banning centres and schools that aided cheating and blacklisting ad-hoc staff that betrayed the trust that was reposed in them.
“We feel confident that these actions will deter others who might want to engage in cheating and sensitise them on the need for hard-work, determination, honesty and perseverance in their bids to achieve academic excellence.