The results of the 2017 Senior Secondary Certificate Exams have been released, with only 26% of candidates achieving credits in 5 subjects including Maths & English.

The percentage shows an increase in the rate of failure. In 2015, 28.59% of candidates passed the exam, while in 2016, 38.50% of candidates recorded their 5 credits.

The released of the results was announced by the head of the council’s Nigerian office, Olu Adenipekun. 

According to a report from NAN, Mr. Adenipekun said out of 135,945 candidates that registered for the examination, only 133,223 wrote the test.

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He said 131,485 candidates that sat for the examination had their results fully processed and released.

According to Mr. Adenipekun, 1,738 candidates were yet to have their full results released because they had a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to them in the course of registration or writing the examination.

“Such errors are being corrected by the council to enable the affected candidates get their results fully processed and released subsequently’’, he said.

He said out of all candidates who wrote the examination, 34,664 obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and General Mathematics, representing 26.01 per cent.

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He said the percentage of candidates in this category in 2015 and 2016 were 28.59 per cent and 38.50 per cent respectively.

“One will discover that the results for 2015 and 2017 are comparatively the same.

“There can be a reason for the sharp drop this year in this category, which we have not proved scientifically.’’

Mr. Adenipekun said 65,483 other candidates obtained credits and above in five subjects while 46,824 obtained credits and above in six subjects.

Similarly, 98,506 candidates obtained credits and above in three subjects while 83,256 candidates obtained credits and above in four subjects, and 11,763 others obtained credits and above in two subjects.

The results of 14,756 candidates, representing 11.07 percent, were being withheld due to examination malpractice.