Ekiti beats 35 states, FCT; records best 2016 June/July NECO result

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Students from Ekiti State who sat for the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination trumped their counterparts in the exam, the newly released results by the National Examination Council showed.

The result was announced on Friday by Charles Uwakwe, NECO Registrar.

The exams body said Edo State came second while Abia and Kogi States occupied the third place.

“An analysis of the result across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory indicated that Ekiti State topped all others with 96.485 of its candidates that sat for the examination coming out victorious,” Mr. Uwakwe said. “Edo state was second with 96.31% while Abia and Kogi were joint third,” the Registrar said.”

This year’s results also showed that 88.51 per cent of the overall candidates had five credits in English and Mathematics, marking a one per cent improvement in the overall performance of candidates over 2015 results.

Mr. Uwakwe said the 88.51 per cent (905, 011) had credits in the exam out of a total 1, 022, 474 candidates from Nigeria and other countries.

About 84.54 per cent of the candidates scored credit pass and above in English Language and 80.16 per cent obtained credit pass and above in Mathematics, Mr. Uwakwe said.

Mr. Uwakwe said NECO detect exam malpractices in about 194 centers, while 14 schools have been deregistered for similar offences.

Mr. Uwakwe said the improvement in this year’s results showed that his predecessors’ efforts have now started yielding good outcome, and promised to improve the current standards.

“I want to solicit for support from all our stakeholders. NECO should be seen as a Nigerian baby that requires the care and support of all to enable her attain that first class international status,” Mr. Uwakwe said. “We are working hard to ensure NECO makes her mark in the global assessment industry.”

Mr. Uwakwe urged candidates who sat for the exam to check their results on NECO website.

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  • UOU

    That is the spirit, there is even contests and competitions now. Last year was another state, this year is ekiti and I must commend governors of these states, ekiti, edo, abia. Let other states learn to make education a priority

    • xandril

      Seriously, how dare you mention edo where schools would boast of just 3 teachers. Please pass the praise to the students doggedness whom in spite of the harsh condition still finds a way to survive

      • UOU

        Ok sorry my brother, I thought that since Edo came 2nd, rationaly, Edo govt should without sentiments, be commended even though I have never been a fan of the hypocrite oshimonkey since his deceitful days as NLC President

  • Ayinde

    How about the laggards like Osun State ?

    • adeade

      Ogbeni Raufu has gone into hiding… I guess my State of Osun came last…

  • Olori Magege

    Congrats Fayose

  • PolyGon2013

    Ekiti is finally taking its place in Nigeria: the most educated state in Nigeria.

    • Dele Awogbeoba

      Agreed. I am beginning to think that outside of Lagos state, APC should not be allowed to govern any SW state.

      • Tonex

        Why on earth u comment like moron! U better stop putting your brain under your toe! Mimiko is a pdp governor and what’s been his achievements in spite of huge federal allocation and 13% oil derivation? By the way, who are u to determine which party to govern south west states?

        • Dele Awogbeoba

          Usually, I do not respond to the uncouth, but as this is the first time I have come across you i will ignore the uncouthness that permeates your language just this once. Ondo state is not one of the states that get the highest money’s from the FG. It is not even one of the top ten states. Ondo state does produce oil but not in great quantity. In terms of educational attainment, Ondo came 13 in WAEC this year, Ekiti came 11 and Lagos came 6th. Osun, Ogun and Oyo’s performances are too embarrassing to even mention.


          In terms of revenue collection, Oyo and Lagos are the only SW states in the top ten list of revenue receiving states from the FG.


          Thirdly, I am a full blooded Yorubaman that has the well being of the Yoruba people upper most in my mind. A party that has produced such incompetent Governors such as the one in Osun and Oyo does not deserve to govern the Yoruba nation.

          I stand by my view and you can stand by yours. We will thereafter take the battle to social media.

      • PolyGon2013

        SW is more advanced politically than any other place in Nigeria. APC, PDP or any other party is welcomed to govern in Ekiti, in as much as the person is our son or daughter from Ekiti. Fayemi did what he could, but he got too arrogant. However, that does not mean he did not do anything right. Fayose, to me is more of a thug, but his thuggery sometimes can be good in some circumstances. This is democracy, and we are learning as we move forward. By the way, I don’t give a hoot about the party that rules Ekiti in as much as the person that will rule Ekiti love her people and be ready to move us forward. You are too shallow minded, Dele Awogbeoba.

        • Dele Awogbeoba

          The SW is not more politically advanced (whatever that means) than any other part of Nigeria. Every part of Nigeria votes for parties they have faith in. The SW like the NW, NC and parts of the SE have changed their governing parties through the ballot box between 1999-2015. Additionally, The NW in 2011, the SW in 2011, Ondo in 2015, Edo in 2015 all seemed to vote for different parties in state and federal elections. There is therefore no evidence to suggest that the SW is more politically advanced than any other place. There is however evidence of the decline in educational standards throughout the SW over the last 3 to 4 years. In the ratings for WAEC released earlier this year, Lagos was the only SW state in the top 10. Ekiti came 11 and Ondo 13. In respect of Nedo, ekiti came 1st. It is becoming clear that apart from Lagos (where APC is performing very well) , APC governed SW states are an absolute disgrace in terms of educational achievement and fiscal management. OSUN being the worst culprit.

          • PolyGon2013

            Let me educate you a bit. Buhari’s win in SW is around 55%, and GEJ was 45%. But in other zones, they simply voted with their hearts and not their brains in most cases. This is why Buhari scored over 90% in the north, and GEJ on similar feat in SE and SS. That is enough to let you know the degree of sophistication in SW. Go back in history, and you will know how well we led the nation.

          • Dele Awogbeoba

            First of all, the SW and the NC split their votes (both in absolute numbers and percentage of the votes) for the APC and PDP in almost identical configurations. Secondly, both the core North and the SS had a direct stake in the game because the person at the top of the ticket were representatives of their zones and by implication would identify with their core political interest. The SE were made a very powerful stakeholder in GEJ’s government. The SE itself also had a very important stake in the outcome. To say they voted with the hearts and not their head is to think in a most absurd and shallow manner.

            NC and SW had no skin in the game. Neither candidate would be an advocate of or biased towards their interests. The NC and the SW were conflicted. Both voted for GEJ in 2011 and both rejected Buhari in 2003, 2007 and 2011. Both SW and NC clearly lost confidence in GEJ and had a history of rejecting Buhari over a 12 year period. The breakdown in votes by NC and SW simply reflected sharp difference of opinion between of which candidate was the lesser of two evils. That analysis was based on a mixture of the heart and the head (as was the decision by the other zones).

  • Egbu Yugo

    Can the government take credit if majority of the schools in that state are private?

  • Umar Dendi

    Now they are celebrating NECO?
    Every Nigerian knows that more than half of Nig students cheat in their SSCE, the invigilators collude , the school/centers collude so what are you really celebrating?
    You have better cheats than the rest of Nigeria, I hail u for that

  • Watch man

    Let the competition be healthy intellectual competition and not unhealthy massive exam malpractice.


    Congratulations to these states most especially my state.

  • realist

    That is the only industry Ekiti is having.

  • NinjaK

    Give the Kudos to Fayose!!!
    Go & check out Ekiti’s results 2, 3, 4, 5 years ago in the same exam.
    Even States like Imo, Abia were a big distance UP compared to Ekiti.
    Fayose must really be a baaaad guys ooo