The National Examinations Council, NECO, on Monday released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary Schools result.
In a statement issued in Minna, Acting Registrar, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, gave a breakdown of how the candidates performed.
He said that 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.
“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 current result.
“A total of 20,181 candidates were involved in examination malpractice — 3,269 candidates in mathematics and 2,177 candidates in English Language.”