NECO releases 2016 results, 60% pass Maths and English
The National Examinations Council has announced its 2016 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination results with 60.55 per cent of candidates obtaining five credits and above in subjects, including Mathematics and English Language.
Its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, made this known to newsmen on Tuesday while announcing the results in Minna.
Uwakwe said that 47, 941 candidates registered for the external examination but that 47, 118 of them sat for it.
“The number of candidates that excelled with five credits and above including Mathematics and English language is 28, 530, making 60.55 per cent,’’ he said.
He said that 35, 744 (75.87per cent) passed with five credits and above, irrespective of Mathematics and English language.
The registrar said that 7, 699 candidates (16.3per cent) of the number that took the examination were involved in examination malpractice, which was lower than the 9, 940 candidates involved in various forms of examination malpractice in 2015.
Uwakwe said that the result, announced 60 days after the conduct of the examination, was a landmark achievement for the council in the business of conducting “a hitch-free and credible examination in the country.”
He said that improved logistics arrangement ensured that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained from the planning stage to the release of results.
Giving an analysis of the candidates’ performance by states, Uwakwe said Ogun State had the best result as 5,183 of its candidates obtained five credits and above in all subjects representing 91.13 per cent while Zamfara State with only 59 candidates obtaining five credits and above representing 25.65 per cent had the worst result.
Uwakwe advised candidates to access the results using their examination registration numbers and the council’s approved result checker on: w.w.w.mynecoexams.com.