The results of the 2016 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination have been released by the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Speaking on Tuesday, February 21, at the council’s headquarters in Minna, the registrar/chief cxecutive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said the release of the results is coming exactly sixty days after the exams were conducted, the Punch reports.
He said: “A total of 47,941 candidates registered, out of which 47,118 sat for the examinations, and the number of candidates with five credits including Mathematics and English Language put at 28,530 (60.55%).”
A total number of 46,024 candidates sat for English language with 33,303 credit pass representing 72.34%. A total of 45,574 students sat for Mathematics and a total 39,454 candidates got credit pass representing 86.54%.
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In the analysis for the candidates’ general performance by states Ogun state has the best result as 5,183 students obtained five credits and above in all subjects representing 91.13%.
Zamfara had the worst result with only 59 candidates obtaining 5 credits and above representing 25.65%.
A total number of 7,699 candidates representing 16.3% had malpractice cases.
Abia state had the highest case of malpractice with 953 candidates representing 12.37%.
Edo state had the least record of malpractices recording only 8 case representing 0.10%.
English had the highest case with 1,162 candidates involved.