The Registrar of the National Examination Council, NECO, Prof Charles Uwakwe, Friday announced the release of the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results with Ekiti State leading other states in the Federation with 96.48 percent. Katsina was recorded the least with 72.59 percent.
This year’s results show a new exam record of 88.51 per cent pass level. Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said 88.51 percent of the candidates got at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language. He explained that 905,011 (84.54 per cent) of candidates got 5 credits and above in English Language while 812,846 (80.16 percent) got 5 credits and above in Mathematics.
Prof Uwakwe noted further that the comparative analysis of candidates performance in the examination for 2015 and 2016 shows one percent (1%) improvement in the general performance of candidates in 2016 (88.51%) as compared with 2015 (87.51%).
Prof. Uwakwe said that 1,022,474 candidates in Nigeria and other countries sat and wrote the examination out of 1,027,016 who registered. The NECO boss added that 43,905 cases of malpractice was recorded, and the number of schools involved in mass cheating as 194, adding that the results of candidates involved have been cancelled.