National Examination Council (NECO) on Friday released the 2013 November/December examination results.
The Registrar, Prof. Promise Okpalla, who made the announcement in Minna, said that out of 51,759 who sat for the examination, 31, 201 candidates scored credits in Mathematics, while 28,113 candidates, representing 48.7 per cent of the candidates scored credit in English Language.
He said that Zamfara recorded the highest cases of malpractice in the examination, with 6.14 per cent and was followed by Imo with 5.28 per cent.
The Federal Capital Territory and Bayelsa however, recorded zero per cent in cases of examination malpractice.
Okpalla, who said that there had been improvement in NECO results in the last three years, attributed it to its collaboration with stakeholders and security agents, especially the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
He stressed that the council had maintained zero-tolerance for examination malpractice through the adoption of effective quality control measures.
In his contribution, Chairman of NECO Board, Dr Paddy Njoku, commended the council for the painstaking manner it was conducting its activities.
Njoku urged every stakeholder in the education sector not to rest on his oars until cases of examination malpractice in the country were reduced.