NECO Releases 2016 Results


By Dipo Olowookere

Those who sat for the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the National Examination Council (NECO) can now proceed to check their results.

This is because NECO has released them.

Announcing the results on Friday at NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State, Registrar of the Council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, disclosed that a record of 88.51 per cent pass level was set in 2016.

According to him, 88.51 percent of the candidates got at least five credits including in Mathematics and English Language.

The Registrar noted that the comparative analysis of candidates performance in the examination for 2015 and 2016 shows one percent (1%) improvement in the general performance of candidates in 2016 (88.51%) as compared with 2015 (87.51%).

In his analysis, he explained that 905,011 (84.54 per cent) of candidates got five credits and above in English Language while 812,846 (80.16 percent) got five credits and above in Mathematics.

Ekiti State recorded the highest of 96.48 percent and Katsina State recording the least with 72.59 percent.

Prof. Uwakwe said that 1,022,474 candidates in Nigeria and other countries sat and wrote the examination out of 1,027,016 who registered.

The NECO boss added that 43,905 cases of malpractice was recorded, and the number of schools involved in mass cheating as 194, adding that the results of candidates involved have been cancelled.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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