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THE National Examination Council (NECO), on Thursday, announced the release of June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results, just as it blacklisted 13 schools across six states for gross examination malpractices.

Authorities of the examination body said there was remarkable improvement in the performance of candidates, as against the previous results.

Announcing the results in Minna, Niger State, the Registrar and the Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Professor Promise Okpala, said over 1 million candidates sat for English Language, out of which 554,884, representing 49.33 per cent, passed at credit level, while 478,605, representing 42.55 per cent, had passes.

In Mathematics, he said 1,124,879 sat for the subject, with 567,011, representing 50.41 per cent, passed at credit level, while 418,351, representing 37.19 per cent, got passes.

Okpala, however, lamented that despite measures put in place to checkmate examination fraud, it was disgusting that some candidates and their schools still indulged in nefarious activities, necessitating the blacklisting of about 13 schools across Anambra, Cross River, Rivers, Imo, Kano, Benue and Nasarawa states.


He added that three officials of NECO were arrested and charged to court for alleged involvement in sharp practices.

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