NECO Releases SSCE 2020 Results!
The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of its 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), which was conducted throughout Nigeria between October and November 2020.
NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma, made the announcement on Wednesday in Abuja. According to him, 1,102,041 candidates passed at credit and above level.
The result showed that 894,101 candidates out of the 1,209,992 that sat for the examination scored credit and above in English and Mathematics.
Obioma added that 33,470 cases of malpractices were recorded during the examination, adding that 12 schools were also involved including 24 supervisors. He revealed that schools involved in the malpractices have been derecognised for two years, while 24 supervisors were blacklisted “for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non-candidates to write answers on the chalkboard and so on”.
“The Council has a long-standing tradition for zero tolerance for malpractices. Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractices incidence in 2020 dropped compared to the figure of 2019, ” Obioma said.
He stated that special arrangements have been made for candidates who missed some of the examinations due to unrest during #EndSARS protest. Such candidates will have the opportunity to write the tests on February 1, 2021, during the SSCE external examination.
Obioma named some of the states affected as Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Edo, Ondo and some centres in Rivers, Abia, Enugu, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A total of 1,221,447 candidates registered for the examination out of which 665,830 were male and 555,617 female.