The National Examinations Council (NECO), on Thursday, announced the release of its 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (external) results.
Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Professor Godswill Obioma, who announced this at the Council’s headquarter in Minna, Niger Stat, said out of 41, 459 candidates that registered for the examination, 39, 503 actually wrote the examination.
Details of the results indicates that, a total of 26, 277 candidates obained 5 Credits in various subjects including English Language and Mathematics while 34, 014 candidates made 5 Credits and above across all subjects.
Emphasising the council’s zero tolerance for misconduct,
He said appropriate standards and excellence were strictly observed right from the planning stage to the time the results were released.
He said malpractices recorded throughout the duration of the examination, stood at, 6, 465 cases of malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE external compared to the year, 2019 with 17,004 cases.
Professor Obioma attributed the reduction in the level of malpractices to deepened monitoring of the examination by members of NECO Governing Board, Management and as well, the Council’s Senior Staff.