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NECO Releases 2016 May/June Results, Ekiti Leads Other State In Performance

students-writing-examsKaduna (Nigeria) – The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results for Secondary School Leavers in Nigeria.

A total of 905,011 candidates (88.51%) got a minimum of five credits, pass and above in English Language and Mathematics to scale the pass line.

English Language had 857,699 (84.54%) Credit and above while a little less than 812,846 (80.16%) had Credit and above in Mathematics unlike the November/December in which 60.31% pass rate was recorded in Mathematics.

This caps the performance for the two subjects in the examination in which all candidates are expected to record a pass mark to be considered to have scaled through.

Ekiti State led all the 36 States and FCT in performance in the just released result. Ekiti was followed by Edo State, Abia and Kogi States respectively in overall student’s performance.

A total of 1, 022, 474 candidates from Nigeria and other countries sat for the 2016 June/July NECO examination.

NECO detected malpractices in 194 centers, 14 schools were also deregistered for gross misconduct.

According to NECO Registrar, Charles Uwakwe, the June/July 2016 examination recorded an improved performance over previous examination, stressing that, his predecessors’ efforts have now started yielding good outcome, and promised to improve the current standards.

He added that, “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,” Uwakwe noted.

All candidates have been advised to check results on NECO Official Examination Result website portal on – http://www.mynecoexams.com/results/

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