The National Examination Council (NECO) has just released the results of the Senior School Certificate Examination for June/July 2019.
A breakdown of the released results shows that 829,787 candidates representing 71.59℅ made five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
The number of candidates who made five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,041,986 representing 89.90℅, which shows a drop by 0.57%.
According to the council, 1,163,194 candidates registered but 1,151,016 candidates, including 146 blind candidates sat for the exam.
The cases of examination malpractices doubled in 2019 compared to that of 2018, as 40,630 candidates were caught against the 20,181 candidates apprehended in 2018.
The NECO Acting Registrar, Mr Abubakar Gana, said the reason for the higher figure in 2019 was not unconnected with the deployment of the new biometric verification device used during the examination, as well as more robust monitoring by staff and external monitors.