71% candidates pass 2017 NECO


The result of the June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination by the National Examination Council (NECO) has been released at the weekend.

The results were announced at the NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State, by Prof. Charles Uwakwe, the Registrar of the council.

Uwakwe stated that 745,053 candidates (representing 70.85 per cent) out of the total 1,051,472 who sat for the exams, got at least 5 credits, including in the core subjects of Mathematics and English Language. According to the Registrar, this represents an improvement, compared to the exams conducted in June/July, 2016.

The result which was announced by Uwakwe, showed that Ekiti State led with the best results, followed by Edo State, while Abia and Kogi states tied for the third spot.

“An analysis of the result across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory indicated that Ekiti State topped all others with 96.48 per cent of its candidates that sat for the examination coming out victorious.

“Edo State was second with 96.31 per cent while Abia and Kogi were joint third,” the Registrar said.


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