The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the June/July 2016 Senior Secondary Schools results.
Registrar of the Council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, while announcing the results at the Headquarters in Minna, said 88.51 percent of the candidates got at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language.
According to him, 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.
He said the comparative analysis of candidates performance in the examination for 2015 and 2016 shows that there is one percent (1%) improvement in the general performance of candidates in 2016 (88.51%) as compared with 2015 (87.51%).
The analysis of candidates performance by State has Ekiti State recording the highest of 96.48 percent and Katsina State recording the least with 72.59 percent.
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.
He said 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.
The Registrar said that the council was able to sustain its timely release of results at the stipulated time from the date the last paper was written.