The Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority (KSSQAA) yesterday released the 2020 Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE) results.
The Director-General of the authority, Mrs. Umma Ahmed, made this known in an interview with newsmen, in Kaduna.
Mrs. Ahmed explained that a total of 1,584 schools – 452 public schools and 1,132 private schools – participated in the examination which took place between Sept. 21, 2020 and Sept. 28, 2020.
She added that a total 131, 214 candidates sat for the examination of which 96,268 passed in all the subjects, representing 73.4 per cent pass.
According to her, KSSQAA recorded an increase in the number of candidates who registered for the examination in 2020 because of the state government’s free education policy.
She described the performance of the students as very impressive, adding that 95,472 passed mathematics, 96,128 students passed English while 81,824 passed Basic Science and Technology.
She advised parents, caregivers and candidates to check the results at their respective examination centres.
She said that six public schools were among the 10 best performing schools. The schools are: Government Secondary School, (GSS), Zuturung Kanyi emerged the overall best followed by GSS Kabam and Shalom Royal College, Trikania, Kaduna, a private school, emerged third.