From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates.
NECO said 6,465 cases of exam malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE External as against 17,004 cases in 2019.
This was contained in a press release issued on Thursday by
Malam Azeez Sani, who is the
Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the Council
announcing the results at the Council Headquarters in Minna.
The Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Godswill Obioma announced that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, but a total of 39,503 actually sat for it.
Professor Obioma explained that a total of 26,277 candidates obtained 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 noted that the reduction in the level of malpractice was as a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing Board, Management and Senior Staff of the Council, hence it zero tolerance for examination malpractice.
Professor Obioma further disclosed that the results of 256,000 candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the ENDSARS protest in some states and who sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (External) are being released along side those of external candidates.
A further analysis of candidates performance indicates that a total number of 29,918 obtained credit and above in English Language while a total number of 34,061 candidates obtained credit and above in Mathematics.
According to the Registrar, “Due to the challenges faced in 2020, NECO has gotten approval to scheduled her public examinations for year 2021 as follows:
“National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission of JSS 1 students into Federal Unity Colleges is scheduled for Saturday 29th May, 2021.Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal is scheduled from Monday 5th July to Monday 16th August, 2021.
“Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is scheduled for Monday 23rd August to Monday 6th September, 2021 in order to enable students at that level cover enough subject matter for the examination”, he stated.