Results of the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) have been released.

Charles Uwakwe, NECO registrar, said the general performance of candidates this year improved by one percent in comparison to 2015.

88.51 per cent of the candidates who sat for the exams were said to have obtained five credits pass and above in English Language and Mathematics.

905,011 – which represents 88.51 per cent of the 1,022,474 candidates that sat for the examination in Nigeria and other countries got five credits and above.

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 announced that 194 schools were involved in mass cheating, while 14 schools have been derecognised by the body for examination malpractice.

“I want to solicit for support from all our stakeholders. NECO should be seen as a Nigerian baby that requires the care and support of all to enable her attain that first class international status. We are working hard to ensure NECO makes her mark in the global assessment industry”, he said.



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