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NECO releases 2023 External SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the 2023 Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (SSCE) for private candidates. Announcing the results at the NECO headquarters…

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the 2023 Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (SSCE) for private candidates.

Announcing the results at the NECO headquarters in Minna, the Niger State Capital, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Prof Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, said 50,066 candidates representing 67.35 per cent got five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.

He said a total of 74,950 candidates, comprising 39,213 males and 35,737 females registered for the examination out of which 74,342 candidates comprising 38,867 males and 35,475 females sat for the examination.

Prof Wushishi said 73,124 candidates sat for the English Language out of which 55,272 representing 75.59 percent got credit and above.

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He said the candidates that sat for Mathematics were 73,119 out of which 67,815, representing 92.75 per cent got credit and above, adding that 62,530 candidates, representing 84.11 per cent got five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

The registrar revealed that 8,518 candidates have been booked for various forms of examination malpractices as against 11,419 candidates in the previous year, indicating a decline in the number of malpractice cases by 24.4 per cent.

Professor Wushishi said two centres in Kaduna and Ogun states were involved in the whole centre malpractice cases, adding that two supervisors, one each in Oyo and Lagos states, had been blacklisted for poor supervision, inability to control the candidates as well as aiding and abetting malpractice.

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The registrar also revealed that one centre in Borno State had been blacklisted for aiding and abetting by sharing messages through WhatsApp, adding that a candidate was caught with an exhibit linked to the centre’s coordinator.

The Council also unveiled an e-posting software designed to address challenges associated with posting of staff for out-of-station assignment.

Professor Wushishi said prior to the introduction of the software, posting of staff for various assignments were greeted with a lot of complaints arising from alleged lopsidedness and favouritism, thereby leading to agitations.

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