National Examinations Council has released results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates, including those of the 256,000 candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the #EndSARS protests in some states.
NECO’s Registrar and Chief Executive, Godswill Obioma Announcing the results at the Council Headquarters in Minna on Thursday May 6, disclosed that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, while 39,503 wrote the exam .
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 reprised the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, noted that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained right from the planning stage to the finish – release of results.
Moreso, 6,465 cases of examination malpractice was said to have been recorded in the 2020 SSCE External as against 17,004 cases in 2019.
The registrar noted that the decrease in the level of Examination malpractice was as a result of top notch monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing Board, Management and Senior Staff of the Council.