The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday, May 6, 2021 released the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) for external candidates with more than 80 per cent of the candidates obtaining five credits and above in English Language and Mathematics..
Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, disclosed this at the Council headquarters where he stated that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 39,503 actually wrote the exams.
The Registrar, moreover, explained that 34,014 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.
Obioma reiterated the NECO’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, noting that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained right from the planning stage to the release of results.
“6,465 cases of examination malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE external as against 17,004 cases in 2019”, he said.
He explained that the reduction in the level of malpractice was as a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing Board, Management and Senior staff of the council.