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NECO releases 2020 SSCE results, announces dates for 2021 exams


National Examinations Council (NECO) has released results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external candidates. Announcing the results at the council headquarters in Minna, Niger State, yesterday, the Registrar and Chief Executive, Godswill Obioma, said a total of 41,459 candidates registered, out of which 39,503 actually sat for the examination.

In a statement issued by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani, Obioma explained that a total of 26,277 candidates obtained five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics while 34,014 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.


The registrar, who reiterated the council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, noted that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained right from the planning stage to the release of results.

Obioma disclosed that 6,465 cases of malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE external examination against 17,004 cases in 2019. He noted that the reduction in the level of malpractice was a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the governing board, management and senior staff of NECO.

ALSO, yesterday, Obioma said that based on approval of Federal Ministry of Education, NECO had scheduled her public examinations for 2021, with
National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission of JSS 1 students into Federal Unity Colleges planned for Saturday 29th May, 2021.

The Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal is scheduled to hold from Monday 5th July to Monday 16th August, 2021. Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is scheduled for Monday 23rd August to Monday 6th September, 2021 to enable students at that level cover enough subject matter for the examination.


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