Following the release of the 2017 NECO June/July Exam Results, the Registrar of the council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, also announced the performance of participants in the exam.
The Registrar of the council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, while announcing the result at the NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State capital, said 745,053 candidates, representing 70.85 per cent of the 1,051,472 that sat for the examinations got at least five credits, including Mathematics and English Language.
He said that 947,850 candidates had five credits and above irrespective of English Language and mathematics, adding that the figure represented 1.63 per cent improvement of the 2016 result.
He also said that 903,690 candidates had credit in English Language, while 849,335 candidates had credit in General Mathematics.
He explained that 50,586 candidates, representing 4.81 per cent of candidates, were involved in examination malpractice.
Mr. Uwakwe said the performance represented 1.11 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared with the 2016 results.