The National Examinations Council has released the results of its candidates with 70% of them excelling according to the data made available.
The National Examinations Council on Thursday released the June/July 2017 Senior Secondary Schools Examination results.
The Council says out of the 1,051,472 who sat for the examinations, only 745,053 of the candidates got at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language.
The Registrar of the Council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, while announcing the results at the headquarters in Minna, Niger State, said a total number of 50,586 candidates (4.81 percent) were involved in examination malpractices, representing a 0.52 percent increment compared to 2016.
Uwakwe said the comparative analysis of candidates’ performance in the examination for 2016 (69.74%) and 2017 (70.85%) shows that there is a 1.11 percent improvement in the general performance of candidates.
According to him, out of the 1,055,988 candidates who registered for the examinations in Nigeria and other countries only 1,051,472 sat and only 745,053 (70.85 percent) got 5 credits and above including Mathematics and English Language.
“We have 50,586 (4.81 percent) candidates involved in examination malpractice and this represents 0.52% increment compared with 2016 that had 43,905 cases (4.29%).
“A total of 276 schools were involved in mass cheating in 34 states and 6 schools have been de-recognised with 23 supervisors blacklisted for aiding malpractice.”