The National Examination Council (NECO) has released 2016 June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) results.
Prof. Charles Uwakwe who is the registrar of NECO announced the release of the result at the headquarters of the exam body in Minna, Niger state.
He noted that there was a 1% increase in the general performance of candidates in this year’s result compared with the performance of the previous year.
A total of 905,011 which makes up 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 noted that 14 schools have been banned by NECO for examination malpractice while 194 schools were involved in mass cheating.
He expressed shock at the alarming rate of examination malpractice in the country and warned that any school involved in malpractice will be banned.
He also attributed the increased candidates’ performance in the examination to the staff of NECO. He also applauded the contributions from his predecessors who have laid a good foundation and the seriousness of the candidates.
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