The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the release of its Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results; for the 2020 calendar year.
Registrar of the examination council, Godswill Obioma, spoke on the development at NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger state on Wednesday.
According to him, 1,221,447 candidates had registered for the exam, with 1,102,041 passing with credit and 894,101 securing credit and above in English Language and Mathematics core subjects.
Obioma also highlighted a total of 33,470 malpractice cases were recorded, involving 24 supervisors and 12 schools during the exam.
“The Council has a long standing tradition for zero tolerance for malpractices. Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractices incidence in 2020 dropped compared to the figure of 2019.
“It is rather unfortunate to note that barely two weeks into the commencement of the Examinations, the ENDSARS protests erupted across some states in the country leading to the imposition of curfew and closure of schools by some State Governments in order to safeguard lives and property, thus truncating the process of examinations once more.
“For security of personnel and materials, the examinations were suspended nationwide pending when normalcy returned. On return of normalcy, the examinations that were initially scheduled to end on Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 continued till 28th of November, 2020.” He stated.
The Registar also assured that special arrangements have been made for those who missed papers due to the protest last year.
“We wish to inform the general public that the Council has made special arrangements for those candidates who missed some papers due to the ENDSARS Protests in those States. The affected candidates will now sit for those papers missed during the forthcoming 2020 SSCE (External) scheduled from Monday 1st February, 2021 to Wednesday 3rd March, 2021.” Obioma said.