The National Examination Council (NECO) says there is an increase in various forms of malpractice, judging by its experience at the 2019 examination conduct.
The exam body based its assessment against the backdrop of 2018 exams when it recorded 12,084 of alpractice as against 17,004 cases recorded in 2019.
This is as it released the results of the 2019 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination.
The results are coming exactly forty nine (49) days after the examination which tested a total of 70,140 registered candidates in twenty nine (29) subjects.
The Acting Registrar, of NECO, Abubakar Gana, said a total of 65,207 candidates sat for English Language out of which 41,214, representing 63% got either Distinction or Credit.
Furthermore 66,398 candidates sat for Mathematics, out of which 54,565, representing 82.18% got either a Distinction or Credit.
The Registrar who made the disclosure in a statement said about 33,576 candidates, representing 48.68% got five Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
On the other hand, 50,057 candidates, representing 72.57% got five Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
A comparative analysis of candidates who scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics for 2018 and 2019 shows 62.48% for 2018 and 48.68% for 2019, representing a decrease of 13.8% in 2019.
NECO however noted that not all candidates require a credit score in either English Language or Mathematics or both.