The National Examination Council (NECO) on Friday released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results.
Schoolwatch grapevine gathered that 88.51 per cent of the candidates obtaining five credits pass and above in English Language and Mathematics.
Announcing the release of the results at the body’s headquarter in Minna, the NECO Registrar, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said there is a one per cent increase in the general performance of candidates this year compared with 2015.
He said 905,011 or 88.51 per cent out of the 1,022,474 candidates that sat for the examination in Nigeria and other countries got five credits and above, while 84.54 per cent got credit pass and above in English Language and 80.16 per cent obtained credit pass and above in Mathematics.
Uwakwe said 194 schools were involved in mass cheating, while 14 schools have been derecognized by the body for examination malpractice.
He lamented the rate at which schools are involved in examination malpractice, stressing that any school caught will be derecognized.
Uwakwe said students can assess their results on NECO website.
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