National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2017 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) written by 1, 055, 986 candidates.
Ekiti state leads other states with the highest number of candidates who scored five credits and above in five subjects and above, including English and Mathematics with 85 per cent.
Trailing Ekiti State are Edo State with 84.61 per cent and Bayelsa State with 84.52 per cent.
The council’s registrar, Professor Charles Uwakwe, announcing the results in Minna, said 745, 53 candidates or 70.85 percent of those who wrote the examination got five credits in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
Also, 947, 850 candidates obtained five credits and above, irrespective of subjects, while 963,690 had credits in English Language, and 849,335 in Mathematics.
The registrar said 50,586 candidates were involved in examination fraud.
He also explained that 276 schools in 34 states were involved in mass cheating, while six schools were derecognized for the examination.
26 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding cheating in the examination.
Professor Uwakwe maintained that the success recorded this year could be attributed to both external and internal factors, adding that “NECO candidates are examined based on Nigeria modern curriculum while the new cream of staff, as well as synergy with other bodies responsible for designing Nigerian curriculum, contributed immensely”