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BY MAIRIGA Juliana, Minna
The National Examinations Council has released the results of the November/December, 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Detailed results as disclosed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the NECO, Professor Charles B. Uwakwe indicates that, out of the 42,429 candidates that sat for the examinations, 32,917 candidates representing 77.58 percent scored up to 5 credits and above in various subjects.
Uwakwe told journalists at the council’s headquarters, that the release of the results is coming barely 38 days after the examinations were concluded.
“For candidates’ general performances by states, Ogun state has the best result compared to other states and 4, 766 students out of the 5,213 that sat got 5 credits and above in all subjects representing 91.42%.
Zamfara state which also has the least last year again recorded the worst result with only, 24 out of the 186 candidates getting 5 credits and above in subjects registered, representing just, 12.90%.”
Uwakwe also hinted that, “a total of 42,b985 candidates registered, out of which 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%)”.
Also, of the total number of 41,429 candidates that sat for English language, 29, 258 scored 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%.
The Registrar also said that, 4,425 representing 10.43%, adding that, “it represents 5.9% reduction in cases compared to 2016”.
However, while FCT-Abuja, Kogi, Ondo and Taraba states have the least in rate of malpractices recording zero cases representing 0.00%, Plateau state recorded the highest case with 943 candidates representing 21.31%. Mathematics has the highest case with 728 candidates involved.
Professor Uwakwe also advised candidates who sat for the examination to access their results on NECO websitewww.mynecoexam.com, using their Examination Registration Number (ERN) and scratch cards.

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