Zamfara state has recorded the lowest pass percentage in the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Out of the 186 candidates in the state who took the exam, only 24 achieved 5 credits in subjects including Mathematics and English Language.

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Charles Uwakwe, the NECO registrar, disclosed this on Tuesday at the council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state.

He said: “For candidates’ general performance by states, Ogun state has the best result as 4,766 students out of the 5,213 that sat for the exam obtained five credits and above in all subjects, representing 91.42%.

“Zamfara State records the worst result; only 24 out of the 186 candidates obtained five credits and above, representing 12.90%,” he said.

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