NECO Releases Results of 2023 SSCE External Candidates

February 26, 2024
2020 NECO Results

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The results of the 2023 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) external candidates conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) have been released.

The Registrar and chief executive of NECO, Professor Dantani Wushishi, who announced the release of the results at the NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State, on Monday, disclosed that 67.35 per cent of candidates who sat for the exam scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

He disclosed that the results of more than 8,518 candidates were withheld for involvement in various forms of examination malpractices.

Prof Wushishi also disclosed that the exercise, which was held between Monday, November 20 and Wednesday, December 20, 2023, recorded a decline in the cases of examination malpractice by about 25 per cent when compared to the previous examination.

“The number of candidates booked for various forms of malpractice is 8,518, as against 11,419 in 2022, which shows a decline in the number of malpractice cases by 25.4 per cent.

“The examination malpractice cases for 2023 SSCE External included two centres, one each in Kaduna and Ogun States involved in whole centre cases.

“Two supervisors, one each in Oyo and Lagos States were blacklisted for poor supervision, inability to control the candidates, and for aiding and abetting. One centre in Borno State was blacklisted for aiding and abetting by sharing WhatsApp messages to candidates,” he said.

The NECO chief further said that the number of candidates that registered for the examination was 74,950 with 39,213 (52.31 per cent) male and 35,737 (47.68 per cent) female while candidates that sat were 74,342 with 38,867 (52.28 per cent) male and 35,475 (47.71 per cent) female.

“The number of candidates that sat for the English Language is 73,124 out of which 55,272, representing 75.59 per cent got Credit and above, while the number of candidates that sat for Mathematics was 73,119, out of which 67,815, representing 92.75 per cent got Credit and above.

“The number of candidates who got five Credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics was 50,066, representing 67.35 per cent.

“Also, 62,530 candidates, representing 84.11 per cent got five Credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics,” he added.

Prof Wushishi advised candidates to access their results on the NECO official website via using their examination registration number.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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