Posted on Wed 13 Jan 2021, 03:24 PM

The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the release of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (Internal) results.

The registrar of the council, Godswill Obioma, made this known in Minna, Niger State capital, on Wednesday.

“Indeed, this is a defining moment for the Council, given the challenging circumstances in which the examinations were conducted last year 2020. We are indeed grateful to the Almighty God for making this occasion possible,” he said.

“Pursuant to the mandates of Council in conducting credible examinations aimed at improving the overall quality of education in the country, the various stages in the conduct of our examinations from the pre-examination to post-examination stages have continually undergone improvement.

"It is gratifying to note that these processes have been concluded for the 2020 SSCE (Internal) culminating to the release of the results.”

The registrar said four schools in Adamawa State, two in Kaduna State, two in Kastina State, two in Niger State, one in Taraba State and one in the FCT were derecognised by the Council for engaging in mass cheating.

He said the Council also blacklisted 24 supervisors who engaged in aiding and abetting, connivance with non-candidates to write answers on chalkboards and poor supervision.

The results show that 894,101 candidates, representing 73.89% scored five credits and above in both English and Mathematics.

973,331 candidates, representing 82.68 percent made credit and above in the English language alone.

The results further reveal that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English language and Mathematics is 1,112,041, representing 91.91 percent.

This, according, to Professor Obioma represents an increase of 2.01 percent when compared to 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 percent 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.

Prof. Obioma gave the lists of states affected to include Abia, Enugu, Edo, River, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos. Others are Oyo, Kano, FCT and Ogun.

 

 

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