NECO results out, only 24 Zamfara candidates pass
THE National Examinations Council has released the results of the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination. The analysis shows that out of the 42,429 candidates that sat for the examination, 32,917 candidates, representing 77.58%, have five credits and above in various subjects. While briefing newsmen on Tuesday at the council’s headquarters in Minna, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said the release of the results came barely 38 days after the examinations were conducted.
Uwakwe said, “For candidates’ general performance by states, Ogun State has the best result as 4,766 students out of the 5,213 that sat for the exam obtained five credits and above in all subjects, representing 91.42%. Zamfara State records the worst result; only 24 out of the 186 candidates obtained five credits and above, representing 12.90%.”
He added, “A total of 42,985 candidates registered, out of which 42,429 sat for the examinations, and the number of candidates with five credits, including Mathematics and English Language, put at 24,098 (56.79%).”