The National Examinations Council, NECO, on Wednesday released the 2020 Senior Secondary School Examination, SSCE, results.
The council through the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, revealed at the NECO Headquarters in Minna, Saying that there was a two-percent increase of candidates that made up to five credits compared to the results of 2019.
The results show a two per cent increase in the number of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.
Obioma placed the number of candidates who are involved in various examination malpractice at 33,470, representing a 2.61 percent of the total 1,209 992 who sat for the examination.
The Registrar, who reiterated the long standing zero tolerance for malpractice, said the malpractice incidence in 2020 dropped compared to 2019 figure that is put at 40,730.
He attributed the improvement to the deployment of biometric verification devices and strengthening of the examination monitoring strategy in terms of scope and depth.
“Arising from the above, schools derecognised are; 4 from Adamawa, 2 in Kaduna, 2 in Katina, 2 in Niger, 1 in Tarabara and 1 in FCT and they would be rerecognosed for two years for their involvement in mass cheating and whole school cases,” he said.
He added that 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non-candidates to write answer on chalkboard and so on.
For the 2020 results released by the council, a total of 1, 221, 447 candidates registered for the examination with 665, 830 males and 555, 617 females.
More so, 1, 209, 992 sat for the examination out of which 659, 796 ar
The National Examinations Council (NECO) hereby brings to the Notice of the public that the just concluded 2020 SSCE (INTERNAL) has been released, while candidates can check through the web address https://t.co/4KNDciXwrB
— National Examinations Council (NECO) (@Neconigeria) January 13, 2021