The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Monday released the June/July Senior Secondary Schools NECO result 2018.
A report made by in Minna, Acting Registrar, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, gave a breakdown of how the candidates performed after their NECO result 2018 were released.
Gana said that over 1,041,536 candidates registered, while 1,032,729 candidates actually sat for the examination.
The statement read in part: “939,733 candidates representing 90.47 per cent scored five credits and above without English and Mathematics in the NECO result 2018.
“875,464 candidates, representing 84.77 per cent scored credits in English Language while 850,331 candidates representing 82.34 per cent, scored credits in mathematics.
“742,455 candidates representing 71.48 per cent scored five credits and above including English language and Mathematics.
“2017, 70.85 per cent of the candidates had five credits and above including in English and Mathematics as against 71.48 per cent in 2018, showing 0.63 per cent improved performance in the NECO result 2018.
“A total of 20,181 candidates were involved in examination malpractice — 3,269 candidates in mathematics and 2,177 candidates in English Language.”
However, the NECO result 2018 was better than that of NECO 2017.