NECO releases June/July 2016 SSS examination results

NECO releases June/July 2016 SSS examination results

Friday, September 16, 2016 10:26 pm

Students writing NECO Examination

Students writing NECO Examination


The National Examinations Council (NECO)  on Friday announced the June/July 2016 Senior Secondary Schools results in which 88.51 percent of the candidates got at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language.

Professor Charles Uwakwe, NECO  Registrar while releasing the results at the Headquarters in Minna, said that 905,011 (84.54 per cent) of candidates got five credits and above in English Language while 812,846 (80.16 percent) got five credits and above in Mathematics.

According to him,  a 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 percent).

Further analysis of candidates’ performance by State revealed that Ekiti recorded the highest of number of passes with 96.48 percent while Katsina State recorded the least with 72.59 percent.

NECO said 1,022,474 candidates in Nigeria and other countries sat for the examination out of 1,027,016 who registered for it.

He also revealed that 43,905 cases of malpractice were recorded during the examination with 194 schools involved in mass cheating.

He added that results of candidates involved in cheating have been cancelled.

The Registrar said that the council was able to sustain its timely release of results at the stipulated time from the date the last paper was written.

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