NECO releases 2021 SSCE results


By Mohammed Usman

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) external, with a reduction from 6, 465, the number of candidates booked for various examination malpractices in 2020 to 4, 454 in 2021.

Forty-seven thousand, nine hundred and sixteen (47, 916) total number of candidates that registered for the examination, 41, 821 sat for English language out of which 36, 116, representing 78.82 percent, had five credits and above.

The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, disclosed this , while announcing formally the release of the 2021 SSCE (external), which held at the Councils’ headquarters along Bida road, Minna, Niger State.

“In the area of various forms of examination malpractices, a total of 4, 454 were caught as against 6, 465 in the year 2020, which showed appreciable decline in the number of candidates indulging in cheating”.

Wushishi attributed the reduction in the number of candidates involved in the malpractices to strategies deployed by NECO, which yielded desired results, adding that the examination body would continue to do more in that regards.

He also explained that 45, 756 sat for mathematics, out of which 35, 706, representing 78.04 per cent made credit and above, while the number of candidates who got five credits and above across subjects including English and Mathematics is 29, 342, representing 62.59 percent.

The registrar also told journalists at the NECO corporate headquarters that 37, 991 candidates, representing 81.04 per cent, got five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.


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