National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates.
The examination body recorded 6465 cases of examination malpractices across the country.
NECO Registrar/Chief Executive, Godswill Obioma announcing the results at the Council Headquarters in Minna, disclosed that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, while 39,503 sat for it.
Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani who released a statement in Abuja, said the registrar 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 who stressed the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, noted that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained right from the planning stage to the release of results.
Obioma disclosed that the 6,465 cases of examination malpractice in the 2020 SSCE was low as against 17,004 cases in 2019.
He noted that the reduction in the level of malpractice was as a result of intense monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing Board, Management and Senior Staff of the Council.
Obioma also disclosed that the results of 256,000 candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) following the #EndSARS protests in some states and who sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (External) are being released alongside external candidates.