The National Examination Council has announced the release of the 2017June/July Senior School Certificate Examination results.
The results showed that 745,053 candidates that sat for the examination recorded credit and above passes in English and Mathematics, while 947,850 candidates passed with credits and above in five subjects irrespective of English and Mathematics.
Ekiti state emerge top in students’ performance with 85 per cent of its students scoring five credits and above including Mathematics and English.
Edo and Bayelsa States came second and third with 84.61 per cent and 84.52 per cent respectively.
NECO disclosed that 276 schools were involved in mass cheating in 34 states while six schools have been derecognized for examination malpractices.
At least 23 supervisors that aided malpractices were also blacklisted.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Professor Charles Uwakwe, who announced the results, said over 1,055,988 candidates registered for the examination, while 1,051472 actually sat for the test which covered a total of 76 subjects.
Uwakwe said 903,690 candidates got credit and above in English language, 849,335 in General Mathematics, 561,437 in Economics and 599,093 in Biology.
He added that the 2017 result showed 1.11 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared to 2016 results.