The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the June/July 2018 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The result was released just 42 days after the examination was written, with 71 percent of the candidates making 5 credits and above including in English Language and Mathematics.
In a statement issued on Monday, August 20, 2018, by the acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Alhaji Abubakar M.Gana, he hinted there was an increased performance of candidates who participated in the 2018 examination.
He said about 9000 of the candidates that registered for the examinations did not write the exam.
According to the release, a comparative analysis of candidates who scored five credits and above in the examination, including English and mathematics for 2017 and 2018 showed an increase of 0.63% this year.
It stated that a total of 742,455 candidates representing 71.48% scored five credits and above, including in English Language and Mathematics.
Adding that 939,733 candidates representing 90.47% got five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics subjects.
The Council revealed that 875,464 candidates, representing 84.77% and above had credit in English Language while 850,331 candidates representing 82.34% and above scored credit in Mathematics.
It stated there was a decrease in the number of recorded cases of examination malpractice in 2018.
However, a total of 1,041,536 candidates registered for this year’s examination but 1, 032,729 applicants sat for the examination.