By Adedapo Adesanya
The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results with over 73 per cent of candidates passing Mathematics and English Language.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Mr Godswill Obioma, announced the results on Wednesday, January 13 at the examination body’s national headquarters in Niger State.
The results showed that 894,101 candidates, representing 73.89 per cent scored five credits and above in both English and Mathematics.
A total of 973,331 candidates, representing 82.68 per cent, made credit and above in the English language alone.
The results further revealed that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English language and Mathematics were 1,112,041, representing 91.91 per cent.
This, according, to Professor Obioma, represents an increase of 2.01 per cent when compared with the 2019 June/July SSCE.
The NECO boss disclosed that 1,221,447 registered for the examination, with 659,796 being males representing 54.53, and 550,126 representing 45.46 per cent being females.
According to the NECO Registrar, the SSCE was, however, disrupted in some states due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the #EndSARS protests that held in many states across the country.
Mr Obioma gave the lists of states affected to include Abia, Enugu, Edo, River, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos. Others are Oyo, Kano, FCT and Ogun.
He also said the affected subjects were Chemistry practical, Economics, Technological Drawing, Food and Nutrition, and Further Mathematics, and noted that the results of the affected candidates will be pending until supplementary exams are conducted for the papers missed.
Providing a breakdown, the council explained that a total of 1.22 million (1,221,447) people registered for the examination. These were divided into 665,830 males and 555,617 females candidates.
However, 1.21 million (1,209,992) – 659,796 males representing 54.53 per cent and 550,126 females representing 45.46 per cent – actually wrote the exams.
It added that the number of candidates with Special Needs was 160.
Candidates can now access their results on the NECO website, www.neco.gov.ng, using their examination registration numbers.
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