The National Examination Council, NECO, on Friday has announced the release of the results of the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, SSSCE, conducted in July 2021.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Dantali Wushishi, said this while addressing newsmen in Minna, Niger State.
According to him, out of 1,233,631 candidates who registered, 1,226, 631 really sat for the examination.
Wushishi explained that 945, 853 candidates obtained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics, while 1,1094291 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English and Mathematics
He said that the number of candidates who made five credits and above including English and Mathematics was 878,925 representing 71.64 percent when compared with 2020 SSCE internal figures of 894,101, which was 73.89 percent, with a 2.2 percent decrease.
He also said that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics was 1,226,796, representing 94.04 percent when compared with 2020 SSCE internal figures of 1,112,041 of 91.9 percent
Mr. Wushishi said that candidates involved in various forms of malpractices in 2021 were 20,003, representing 1.63 percent, whereas, 33,470 representing 2.63 percent cases were recorded in 2020
The registrar who reiterated the council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractices said appropriate excellence was maintained right from the planning stage to the release of the results.
The reduction in the level of malpractices, according to Wushishi, was a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the governing board, management, and senior staff of the council.
He said that candidates could now access their results on the NECO website-www.neco.gov.ng