The National Examination Council has released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination results.
The results, announced on Friday showed that 88.51 per cent of the candidates had at least five credits in five subjects including English and Mathematics.
They show a one per cent improvement in the overall performance of candidates over 2015 results, Charles Uwakwe, the NECO Registrar, said.
Mr. Uwakwe said the 88.51 per cent (905, 011) who had five credits were out of a total 1, 022, 474 that sat for the exam in Nigeria and other countries.
About 84.54 per cent of the candidates scored credit pass and above in English Language and 80.16 per cent obtained credit pass and above in Mathematics, Mr. Uwakwe said.
He said NECO detected exams malpractices in about 194 centres, while 14 schools were deregistered for similar offences.
Mr. Uwakwe said the improvement in the 2016 results showed that his predecessors’ efforts have started yielding good results, and promised to improve on the current standards.
“I want to solicit for support from all our stakeholders. NECO should be seen as a Nigerian baby that requires the care and support of all to enable her attain that first class international status,” Mr. Uwakwe said. “We are working hard to ensure NECO makes her mark in the global assessment industry”, he added.