The results were released 49 days after the examination was conducted in which a total of 70,140 candidates took part nationwide.
According to the acting Registrar of NECO Abubakar Gana who announced the release of the results in Mina, Niger State, a total of 65, 207 candidates sat for English Language out of which 41,214 representing 63 percent of the total candidates made distinction or credit.
He explained that 66,398 candidates sat for Mathematics and 54,565, representing 82.18 percent got either distinction or credit.
In the overall performance, Gana further disclosed that 33,576 candidates, representing 48.68 percent got five Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“On the other hand, 50,057 candidates, representing 72.57 percent got five Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics,” the acting Registrar said.
Speaking on the comparative analysis of candidates who scored five Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics for 2018 and 2019, he said there was decrease of 13.8 percent in 2019 as the figure was 62.48 percent for 2018 and 48.68 percent for 2019.
On examination malpractice, more candidates, he explained, were booked for malpractice in the 2019 examination.
“While 12,084 cases were recorded in 2018, 17,004 cases were recorded in 2019. This came about as a result of the comprehensive monitoring by senior staff which also resulted in the decline in number of candidates with five Credits and above,” he said.