The National Examinations Council has on Tuesday released the results of the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination.
In the analysis out of the 42,429 candidates that sat for the examinations, 32,917 candidates, representing 77.58 per cent, scored five credits and above in various subjects.
While briefing newsmen at the Council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger State, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said the release of the results is coming barely 38 days after the examinations were conducted.
Uwakwe said: “For candidates’ general performance by States, Ogun State has the best result as 4,766 students out of the 5,213 that sat obtained five credits and above in all subjects, representing 91.42 per cent, while Zamfara State records the worst result with only 24 out of the 186 candidates obtained five credits and above, representing 12.90 per cent
“A total of 42,985 candidates registered, out of which 42,429 sat for the examinations, and the number of candidates with five credits, including Mathematics and English Language, put at 24,098 (56.79%).”
A total number of 41,429 candidates sat for English language with 29,258 credit pass, representing 70.62 per cent, while out of the 41,485 that sat for Mathematics, a total 32,701 candidates got credit pass representing 78.82 per cent.”
While putting the number of candidates with malpractice cases at 4,425, representing 10.43 per cent, Prof. Uwakwe said “it represents 5.9 per cent reduction in cases compared to 2016”.
However, while FCT-Abuja, Kogi, Ondo and Taraba States have the least in malpractices, recording zero cases, representing 0.00 per cent, Plateau State recorded the highest case with 943 candidates representing 21.31 per cent. Mathematics has the highest case with 728 candidates involved.
Prof. Uwakwe advised candidates to access their results on NECO website: www.mynecoexam.com, using their Examination Registration Number and scratch cards.