National Examinations Council (NECO) on Monday released the June /July 2018 senior secondary school certificate examinations (SSCE) with 71 percent of the candidates obtaining five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.

The council said 90.5 percent scored five credits and above, irrespective of English language and Mathematics.

NECO in a press statement signed by the acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Alhaji Abubakar M.Gana revealed a drastic decrease in this year’s examination malpractices.

Gana said about nine thousand of the candidates that registered for the examinations did not sit for the papers.

According to him,” a total number of 1,041,536 registered for the examination while 1,032,729 sat for the examination.”

“Comparative analysis of candidates with five credits and above including English language and Mathematics for 2017 and 2018 shows 70.85 percent for 2017 and 71.48 percent for 2018, showing an increase of 0.63 percent in 2018”, the registrar said.

He directed candidates to access their results online.