THE National Examinations Council has released the results of the 2017 November / December Senior School Certificate Examination .
The analysis shows that out of the 42 , 429 candidates that sat for the examination , 32 ,917 candidates , representing 77 .58 per cent , have five credits and above in various subjects .
While briefing newsmen on Tuesday at the council ’s headquarters in Minna, the Registrar / Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof . Charles Uwakwe , said the release of the results came barely 38 days after the examinations were conducted.
Uwakwe said , “For candidates ’ general performance by states , Ogun State has the best result as 4 ,766 students out of the 5 ,213 that sat for the exam obtained five credits and above in all subjects, representing 91 . 42 per cent. Zamfara State records the worst result ; only 24 out of the 186 candidates obtained five credits and above , representing 12 .90 per cent. ”
He added , “A total of 42 ,985 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 per cent) .”
It was also gathered that out of a total number of 41 ,429 candidates that sat for English Language , 29 , 258 had credit pass , representing 70 .62 per cent; while out of the 41 ,485 that sat for Mathematics , a total 32 ,701 candidates got credit pass , representing 78 .82 per cent .
Putting the number of candidates with malpractice cases at 4 ,425 , representing 10 . 43 per cent, Uwakwe said , “It represents 5.9 per cent reduction in cases compared to 2016 .”
While the FCT , Kogi , Ondo and Taraba states have no cases of malpractices , having recorded zero cases , representing 0.00 per cent, Plateau State records the highest case with 943 candidates , representing 21 .31 per cent. Mathematics has the highest case with 728 candidates involved .
The registrar advised candidates to access their results on NECO website www .mynecoexam .com , using their examination registration number and scratch cards .