The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination results.
In the result released, 24,098 candidates, representing 56.79%, scored five credits and above in various subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Statistics released by NECO also showed that a staggering 4,425 malpractice cases were recorded the candidates had one of their subjects or more cancelled.
The registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Professor Charles Uwakwe, announced the results in Niger state.
He said although the rate of examination malpractice dropped from 16.34% recorded in 2016 to 10.43% in 2017, the council’s goal is to completely eradicate the menace of examination malpractice.
The release of the results comes barely 38 days after the examination, an achievement which Uwakwe says the council hopes to sustain in its future examinations