By Hammed Salawu, Minna
The National Examinations Council on Tuesday released the results of the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examinations.
In the analysis ROYAL NEWS gathered that out of the 42,429 candidates that sat for the examinations, 32,917 candidates representing 77.58 percent scored 5 credits and above in various subjects.
While briefing Journalists at the council’s headquarters, Minna, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said the release of the results was coming barely 38 days after the examinations were conducted.
He 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% while Zamfara state records the worst result with only 24 out of the 186 candidates obtained 5 credits and above representing 12.90%.”
He added that “a total of 42,985 candidates registered, out of whom 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%, while out of the 41,485 that sat for Mathematics, a total 32,701 candidates got credit pass representing 78.82%.
While putting the number of candidates with malpractice cases at 4,425 representing 10.43%, Prof. Uwakwe said “it represents 5.9% 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%, Plateau state records the highest case with 943 candidates representing 21.31%. Mathematics has the highest case with 728 candidates involved.
Prof. Uwakwe advised candidates to access their results on NECO website using their Examination Registration Number and scratch cards.
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