The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external candidates.
According to a releaset by the board’s Registrar, Prof Godswill Obioma, on Thursday, 26,277 out of the 39,503 candidates who sat for the examination obtained five credits and above including in English Language and Mathematics.
Accordingly, the board’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, also disclose that 41,459 candidates registered out of which 39,503 sat for the examination. He further disclosed that 6,465 cases of examination malpractices were recorded in 2020 as against 17,004 cases in 2019.
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, which according to him led to the blacklisting and debriefing of four supervisors who were found culpable of aiding and abetting malpractice, also one examination centre in Ogun State which has been derecognized for intimidation and several attempts to induce NECO officials as well as aiding and abetting examination malpractice
Sani quoted the board’s Registrar as attributing the reduction in cases to the result of deepening monitoring of the examination by members of the governing board, management, and senior staff of the council.
The board’s Registrar further noted that the results of candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the #ENDSARS protests in some parts of the country and who sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (External), are being released alongside those of the external candidates.