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NECO releases SSCE result, scores test high

By Kanayo, Umeh (Abuja) and Bala Yahaya (Minna)
11 October 2023   |   1:42 am
National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2023 internal Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), 58 days after the final paper was taken on August 11.

National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2023 internal Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), 58 days after the final paper was taken on August 11.

 
The Registrar, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, who announced the outcome at a press briefing in Minna, Niger State, yesterday, assessed this year’s exercise as the best in recent years.
 
He said 737,308 candidates, representing 61.60 per cent of the total number of applicants, scored five credits and above, including Mathematics and English.
  
The NECO helmsman disclosed that 1,196,985 participants, comprising 616,398 males and 580,587 females sat for the test, out of which 1,013,611 candidates scored five credits and above, irrespective of English and Mathematics, representing 84.68 per cent.
  
The examination was conducted from July 10 to August 11, while marking was held between August 30 and September 15. On candidates with special needs, Wushishi said 1,542 odf them sat for the examination, out of which 913 had hearing impairment, and 162 others with visual impairment.
   
Other applicants include: 103 with Albinism, 61 with Autism, 149 candidates with low vision and 154 others with Adermatoglyphia. The NECO boss said the number of candidates involved in malpractice was 12,030, representing 0.07 per cent, as against the 13,594 or 0.13 per cent in 2022.                                 
  
He observed: “It gladdens my heart to notify you that reports we have received so far indicate that the 2023 SSCE Internal has been certified the best in recent times.  We are very thankful to God for this, and to all those that made it possible.
  
“Number of candidates registered for the examination is 1,205,888, representing 621,084 males and 584,804 females. 
  
“Number of candidates that sat was 1,196,985, representing 616,398 males and 580,587 females. Number of candidates with five credits and above, including English and Mathematics, is    He added that some 93 schools, 52 supervisors indicted for sharp practices had  been recommended for blacklisting.

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