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SSCE: 60.74% of candidates scored credits in 5 subjects including maths, English – NECO reveals

The National Examination Council, NECO, has released the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination,SSCE, (internal) results, with 60.74 percent scoring five credits and above in both English Language and Mathematics out of a total of 1,198,412 candidates.

It stated that when compared to 2021 SSCE, figure of 878,925, representing 71.64%, the results showed a decrease of 10.9%.

Announcing the results at its national headquarters in Minna, Niger State, the Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, said a total of 1,209,703 registered, of which 1,198,412 sat for the exams.

In a breakdown, he explained that of the 1,198,412 candidates, 630,180 were male, representing 52.58%, while 568,232 were female, representing 47.41%.

“Number of candidates with special needs is 1,031 with the breakdown as follows, 98 with albinism, 177 with altism, 574 with learning impairment and 107 visually impaired,” the Registrar stated.

He disclosed that about 13,594 candidates were involved in exam malpractice representing 0.13% in 2022 as compared to 20,003 representing 1.63% cases recorded in 2021.

Wushishi also revealed that about 29 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, insult, aiding, and abetting during the exams.

He added,” upon the foregoing, four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating/whole school.”

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