Fayose hails teachers, students as Ekiti leads NECO for second year running

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2017 June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with

For the second consecutive year, Ekiti state has emerged tops in students’ performance in the National Examinations Council (NECO) June/July 2017 results just released.

Eighty-five per cent of its students scored five credits and above including Mathematics and English.

The state also led in the 2016 results.

Governor Ayodele Fayose, celebrating the result on Twitter, hailed teachers and students.

He tweeted: Ekiti leads with the best results in NECO 2017. We led in 2016, we have led again!
Thanks to our teachers, congratulations to our students.

Announcing the release of the results in Minna, Niger State, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said 745,053 out of 1,051,472 candidates (70.85 per cent) got five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.

Uwakwe said 903,690 candidates got credit and above in English language, 849,335 in General Mathematics, 561,437 in Economics and 599,093 in Biology.

He added that the 2017 result showed 1.11 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared to 2016 results.

Edo and Bayelsa States came second and third with 84.61 per cent and 84.52 per cent respectively.


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