The 2020 National Examination Council (NECO) SSCE results for Senior Secondary School students have been released. The exam was conducted throughout the country between October and November have been released. The release of the results was announced by the NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma in Abuja.
It was gathered that a total of 1,221,447 candidates registered for the examination out of which 665,830 were male and 555,617 female.
According to the NECO Registrar, 1,102,041 candidates passed at credit and above level. 894,101 candidates out of the 1,209,992 that sat for the examination scored credit and above in English and Mathematics.
The number of candidates who made five (5) Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,112,041 representing 91.91%.
Obioma said 33,470 cases of malpractices were recorded during the examination, adding that 12 schools were also involved including 24 supervisors.
He disclosed that schools involved in the malpractices have been derecognised for two years, while 24 supervisors were blacklisted “for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non candidates to write answer on chalkboard and so on”.
He also added that special arrangements have been made for candidates who missed some of the examinations due to unrest during #EndSARS protest. Such candidates will have the opportunity to write the tests on February 1, 2021 during the SSCE external examination.
He mentioned that some of the states affected are affected as Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Edo, Ondo and some centres in Rivers, Abia, Enugu and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).