The National Examination Council on Friday released the results of the Senior School Certificate Examination conducted between June and July this year, with Ekiti State having the best performance with 96.48 percent.
It has been steady improvement in the education sector in the last two years, with Ekiti coming from 26 percent performance in the West African Examination Council examination in 2014, to 36.5 percent in 2015 and 42 per cent in 2016, coming 11th in 2016 in the federation and second in the South West.
In NECO, Ekiti came 10th with 74.5 percent performance in 2015, and 1st in 2016. The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, who released the result in Minna, Niger State, said of the 1,022,474 candidates that sat for the examination, 905,011 recorded credit and above in five subjects.
Uwakwe said the results showed a remarkable improvement in the performance of candidates that sat for the examination.
“An analysis of the result across the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory FCT indicated that Ekiti State topped all others with 96.485 of its candidates that sat for the examination coming out victorious, while Edo State was second with 96.31 per cent, while Abias and Kogi were joint third,” the Registrar said.