The National Examinations Council (NECO) has officially released results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates.
Disclosing the release of the results at the Council Headquarters in Minna on Thursday May 6, Godswill Obioma, NECO’s Registrar/Chief Executive, disclosed that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, while 39,503 sat for it.
In a statement issued by Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani in Abuja, the registrar explained that a total of 26,277 candidates obained 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 examination malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE External as against 17,004 cases in 2019.
He noted 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.
Obioma also revealed that the results of 256,000 candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the #EndSARS protests in some states and who sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (External) are being released alongside external candidates.