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Niger, (AN24)– The National Examination Council, (NECO), today, Friday, September 16, 2016, released its 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results.
Announcing the results at the Council’s headquarter in Minna, the Niger state capital, the Registrar of the Council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said 88.51 percent of the candidates passed with at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language.
Speaking further, Professor Uwakwe, noted that 905,011 (84.54 per cent) of candidates had 5 credits and above in English Language while 812,846 (80.16 percent) got 5 credits and above in Mathematics, adding that 1,022,474 candidates in Nigeria and other countries wrote the examination out of 1,027,016 who registered.
On candidates performance by states, Professor Uwakwe, said Ekiti State recorded the highest of 96.48 percent and Katsina State recorded the least with 72.59 percent.
Furthermore, Professor Uwakwe revealed that 43,905 cases of malpractice was recorded, and that the number of schools that were involved in mass cheating was about 194, adding that the results of candidates involved have been cancelled.
Meanwhile, the comparative analysis of candidates performance in the examination for 2015 and 2016 shows that there is one percent (1%) improvement in the general performance of candidates in 2016 (88.51%) as compared with 2015 (87.51%).
Students can check their NECO results on the council’s website: HERE
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