The National Examination Council (NECO), has released the results of the 2018 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination with a total of 71.48 per cent of the 1,032,729 that sat for the examination, scoring five credits and above, including in English and Mathematics.
The Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana, while announcing the results at the Council’s National Headquarters in Minna, the Niger State capital, said the performance represented 0.63 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared with the 2017 results.
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Gana said that 1,041,536 candidates registered for the examination, among whom 1,032,729wrote the tests in 76 subjects.
He also said that 939,733 candidates, representing 90.47 per cent, scored five credits and above without English and Mathematics
Furthermore, he said that a total of 742,455 candidates, representing 71.48 per cent, scored five credits and above, including English language and Mathematics.
Gana said that in 2017, 70.85 per cent of the candidates had five credits and above, including in English and Mathematics, as against 71.48 per cent in 2018, showing 0.63 per cent improved performance in the current result.
According to him, a total of 20,181 candidates were involved in examination malpractice — 3,269 candidates in Mathematics and 2,177 candidates in English Language.
He decried the fact that 838 candidates were absent from the examinations, yet had answer scripts.